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Species: Tetramorium constanciae   Arnold, 1917 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium (Triglyphothrix) constanciae Arnold, 1917 PDF: 339, pl. 7, fig. 94 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Triglyphothrix: Wheeler, 1922: 910.
Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium longispinosa: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 321
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 30 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in dry forest, 3 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in primary forest, 3 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in Mixed deciduous woodland / Sand Forest, 1 times found in Mopane savanna, 1 times found in Calcrete-rich Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Orchard, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times sifted litter, 12 times ex soil, 4 times on low vegetation, 3 times ground forager(s), 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times ground nest, 1 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times at light.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 13 times Pitfall trap, 4 times Hand collected, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 10m.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1350 meters, 483 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1915-05-23 and 2016-03-25

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011713; paratype of Triglyphothrix longispinosa: casent0901137; Syntype: sam-ent-011712; syntype of Tetramorium constanciae: casent0901136

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