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Species: Plectroctena subterranea   Arnold, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Plectroctena subterranea Arnold, 1915: 84, pl. 3, figs. 23, 23a (w.q.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype workers, 1 syntype queen.Type-localities: Zimbabwe (“S. Rhodesia”): Bulawayo, (G. Arnold); Zimbabwe: Shiloh (G. Arnold).Type-depository: BMNH. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myopias: Wheeler, 1922: 785.
Combination in Plectroctena: Santschi, 1924a PDF: 171.
Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 785; Santschi, 1924a PDF: 171; Bolton, 1974c PDF: 333 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 338; Bolton & Brown, 2002 PDF: 14; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 222.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1924a, as punctatus


Caste of types: (w, q)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in miombo woodland, 1 times found in slope, 1 times found in Bushy Karoo-Namib shrubland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex soil, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times Sous les pierres, 1 times Found dead in a rubbish heap of P. Krugeri.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Malaise Trap.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1600 meters, 605 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1812-03-01 and 2016-03-27

Type specimens: Holotype of Plectroctena punctatus: casent0915293; Paratype: sam-ent-011529; Syntype: sam-ent-011528; syntype of Plectroctena subterranea: casent0102946

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