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Species: Tetramorium aisha   Mbanyana et al., 2018 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium aisha Mbanyana et al., 2018 PDF: 10, figs. 4D, L, 5, 24 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: SOUTH AFRICA: worker, Western Cape, Abrahamskraal, 32.92560° S, 22.01319° E, 516 m a.s.l., flood plain of dry river bed with Salsola aphylla and Acacia karoo, in deep finely grained soils, 15 Apr. 2008, N. Mbanyana, A. Mayekiso and H.G. Robertson leg. (SAM-HYM-C020292). Secondary type information: SOUTH AFRICA: 12 pinned workers, same collection data as for holotype (SAM-HYM-C020288 to SAM-HYM-C020292, SAM-HYM-C020316, SAM-HYM-C020329). AntCat AntWiki

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Namibia, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Flood plain of dry river bed with salsol aphyla and acacia karoo;deep finely grained soils., 1 times found in Highland savanna Section sampling, 2 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 1 times found in Ephemeral river bed and adjacent vegetation in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, 2 times found in Flood plain of dry river bed, 1 times found in Flood plain of dry river bed with salsol aphyla and acacia karoo; deep finely grained soils, 1 times found in Flood plain of dry river bed with Salsol aphyla and Acacia Karoo; deep finely grained soils., 1 times found in Karoo, 1 times found in Nest in rocky soil in the middle of dry riverbed. Nest entrance in spen., 1 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times Pitfall trap, 2 times By Hand, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days.

Elevations: collected from 516 - 1831 meters, 881 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: sam-hym-c020292; Paratype: sam-hym-c020288, sam-hym-c020289, sam-hym-c020290, sam-hym-c020316, sam-hym-c020329, sam-hym-c023306, sam-hym-c023313



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