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Species: Ponera swezeyi   (Wheeler, 1933) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Pseudocryptopone swezeyi Wheeler, 1933g PDF: 16, fig. 6 (w.q.) HAWAII. Oceania. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ponera: Wilson, 1957b PDF: 370.
See also: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 85.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, Tanzania
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Malagasy, Oceania
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Oceania bioregions

Distribution Notes:

Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 65 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in littoral rainforest, 6 times found in montane rainforest, 21 times found in forest, 15 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in Disturbed montane rainforest, 4 times found in mixed forest, 1 times found in palm forest, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 4 times found in montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 60 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 23 times ex rotten log, 10 times sifted litter, 14 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 17 times ex soil, 2 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, 4 times litter, 2 times under moss, on live tree, 2 times under moss on rotton log, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times under rotten log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 8 maxi winks, 1 times 7 maxi winks, 2 times 9 maxi winks, 7 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 5 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW, 10 sifted litter, 6 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times L, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1125 meters, 307 meters average

Type specimens: cotype: casent0249111; cotype of Ponera swezeyi: casent0173002, mcz-ent00593416; Holotype: casent0249094

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