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Species: Strumigenys lujae   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Strumigenys lujae Forel, 1902e PDF: 294 (footnote), pl. 1, fig. 1 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: Mozambique: Zambesi, Morrumballe (E. Luja). Primary type depository: MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Strumigenys (Trichoscapa): Santschi, 1913b PDF: 258 (in key).
Combination in Serrastruma: Brown, 1952e PDF: 78.
Combination in Pyramica: Bolton, 1999 PDF: 1673.
Status as species: Santschi, 1913b PDF: 258 (in key); Wasmann, 1918b PDF: 144; Wheeler, 1922: 920; Emery, 1924f PDF: 324; Weber, 1952b PDF: 6; Brown, 1952h PDF: 78 (redescription); Bolton, 1983 PDF: 345 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 383; Bolton, 2000: 315 (redescription); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 216.
Senior synonym of Strumigenys calypso: Bolton, 1983 PDF: 345; Bolton, 1995b: 383; Bolton, 2000: 316.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in Primary Forest, 9 times found in tropical wet forest, 35 times found in moist evergreen forest, 13 times found in montane rainforest, 17 times found in rainforest, 6 times found in Forest - Montane, 2 times found in montane forest, 4 times found in Secondary Forest, 4 times found in Coffee/Banana, 3 times found in mature wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 28 times ex rotten log, 3 times sifted leaf litter, 4 times leaf litter, 9 times sifted litter, 12 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times ex soil, 2 times ex rotten branch on ground, 5 times Dans bois mort, 3 times ground forager(s), 4 times ex rotten stick on ground, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Winkler sifter, 8 times Hand collected, 9 times Winkler, 8 times hand collecting, 9 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 5 times 10 Maxi Winkler, mixed sample, 3 times Litter Sieving + Winkler, 4 times Winkler Bag, 2 times Canopy fogging, 3 times Tamisage de terreau, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 4210 meters, 1439 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1901-10-01 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Strumigenys lujae: casent0909334; syntype of Strumigenys calypso: casent0912837; syntype of Strumigenys gerardi: casent0912838; syntype of Strumigenys glanduscula: casent0912839; type of Strumigenys reticulata: focol2152, focol2153, focol2154

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