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Species: Tetramorium aspersum   (Smith, 1865) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Myrmica aspersa Smith, 1865a PDF: 72 (w.) INDONESIA (Morotai I.). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Tetramorium bismarckii, Tetramorium willowsi: Bolton, 1977 PDF: 86.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia, Philippines
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Negros

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in forest, 1 times found in primary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nesting in epiphyte roots.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times general collecting, day, 1 times beating and sweping vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 138 - 840 meters, 598 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium aspersum: casent0901112; syntype of Tetramorium bismarckii: casent0909186; syntype of Xiphomyrmex costatus willowsi: castype12628

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