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Species: Terataner balrog   Hita Garcia, 2017 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Terataner balrog Hita Garcia, 2017 PDF: 12, figs 1, 3B, 3D and 4–7 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR, Mahajanga, Parc National Tsingy de Bemaraha, 2.5 km 62 ̊ ENE Bekopaka, Ankidrodroa River, -19.13222 ̊, 44.81467 ̊, 100 m, tropical dry forest on tsingy, sifted litter, collection code BLF04340, 11.XI.2001 B.L. Fisher et al.; CASENT0472559; CASC AntCat AntWiki

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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 25 times found in tropical dry forest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on Tsingy, 1 times found in in primary dry forest, 1 times found in Dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ex dead twig above ground, 7 times ground forager(s), 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex rotting tree stump, 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times twig nest 1m off ground, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times root nest on ground, 1 times nest in root in ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Malaise trap, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times ex yellow pan trap, 1 times general collecting.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 100 meters, 63 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1990-12-08 and 2019-07-08

Type specimens: Holotype of Terataner balrog: casent0472559; paratype of Terataner balrog: casent0426613, casent0426614, casent0426617, casent0426983, casent0426984, casent0426985, casent0426986, casent0426987, casent0426988, casent0472560, casent0472561



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