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Species: Technomyrmex albipes   (Smith, 1861) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica (Tapinoma) albipes Smith, 1861b PDF: 38 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Indonesia, Sulawesi, Tond, coll. A.R. Wallace; CASENT0102952; Hope Entomological Collection, Oxford Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK (OXUM) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tapinoma: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 455.
Combination in Technomyrmex: Emery, 1888d PDF: 392.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex nigrum: Mayr, 1872 PDF: 147; Mayr, 1876 PDF: 83.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex albitarse: Emery, 1893h PDF: 249.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex bruneipes: Bolton, 2007b PDF: 68.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex detorquens: Bolton, 2007b PDF: 68.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex forticulus: Bolton, 2007b PDF: 68.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
    Americas: Cayman Islands, French Guiana, United States
    Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Krakatau Islands, Laos, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen
    Europe: Denmark, Switzerland
    Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Oahu, Maui, Hawaii

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Technomyrmex albipes   Fernández, F. & Guerrero, R. J., 2008, Technomyrmex (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) in the New World: synopsis and description of a new species., Revista Colombiana de Entomologia 34, pp. 110-115: 111, (download) 111 22172
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 41-49: -1, (download) -1 3954
Technomyrmex albipes   Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258: 11, (download) 11 3767
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 9, (download) 9 3994
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 98-99, (download) 98-99 6734
Technomyrmex albipes   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 29, (download) 29 3788
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1909, Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 53, pp. 51-73: 55, (download) 55 4018
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100: 74, (download) 74 3950
Technomyrmex albipes   Forel, A., 1912, The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M. A. Volume 4, No. 11. Fourmis des Seychelles et des Aldabras, reà § ues de M. , Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 15, pp. 159-167: 164, (download) 164 4046

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 37 times found in rainforest, 17 times found in coastal scrub, 19 times found in urban/garden, 26 times found in forest, 14 times found in urban garden, 14 times found in littoral forest, 12 times found in littoral rainforest, 21 times found in dry forest, 5 times found in degraded dry forest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 71 times on low vegetation, 30 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 20 times ex dead twig above ground, 14 times ground forager(s), 6 times 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 12 times ex rotten log, 7 times on tree trunk, 6 times leaf litter (1 sq meter), 8 times foragers, 7 times ex soil, 2 times ex dead branch above ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 51 times pitfall trap, 21 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 4 times 2 Maxi Winks, 9 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 6 times hand collected, 11 times winkler, 5 times Malaise trap, 12 times hand collected|aspirator, 4 times Malaise trap, 1 trap, 10 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, maple syrup, 7 times beating low vegetation, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1824 meters, 338 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-12-31 and 2019-07-12

Type specimens: Holotype of Crematogaster forticulus: casent0903031; Not Provided: casent0715857, casent0715858, casent0715859, casent0734559, casent0734560, casent0735013, casent0735014, casent0741778, casent0741835, casent0741836, casent0741862, casent0741863, casent0742309, casent0742322, casent0742340, casent0742351, casent0753171, casent0753172, casent0753173, casent0753174; syntype of Tapinoma nigrum: casent0915552; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes: casent0102952; syntype of Technomyrmex detorquens: casent0903030; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes bruneipes: casent0909789; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes wedda: casent0909792; type of Technomyrmex albipes wedda: focol0181, focol0182

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