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Species: Tetraponera modesta   (Smith, 1860) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pseudomyrma modesta Smith, 1860b PDF: 106 (w.) INDONESIA (Bacan I.). Australasia. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Indonesia: Bachian I. (= Bacan I.), “Bac” (A.R. Wallace). Primary type depository: OXUM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Sima: Emery, 1893m PDF: 54.
Combination in Sima (Tetraponera): Emery, 1921c PDF: 26.
Combination in Tetraponera: Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 462.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera fulva: Ward, 2001 PDF: 616.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
    Oceania: Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Palawan Island

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 11 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in lowland rainfor., 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in dry evergreen, 1 times found in dry evergreen forest, 1 times found in edge of evergreen forest patch, 1 times found in in secondary forest, 1 times found in lower montane mixed dipterocarp forest, 1 times found in mixed deciduous forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times on low vegetation, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times Aporusa sp., 1 times on vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times Malaise trap, 3 times fogging, 1 times beating vegetation and hand collections, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Fog 5, BMNH Plot C.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1219 meters, 511 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1934-07-26 00:00:00.0 and 2014-07-26 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Tetraponera modesta: casent0901930; Holotype of Tetraponera pisarskii: casent0917206; syntype of Sima fulva: casent0907461

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