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Species: Aenictus decolor   (Mayr, 1879) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Typhlatta decolor Mayr, 1879 PDF: 668 (diagnosis in key) (w.) EAST AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: none given, “Ost Afrika”. Type-depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aenictus: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 7.
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  Geographic regions: Not found on any curated Geolocale/Taxon lists.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in On forest path, 2 times found in Primary Forest, 1 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in rainforest leaf litter, 1 times found in Cashew plot, 1 times found in Forest, 1 times found in intensively ued tea field, 1 times found in intensively used sugar cane plantation.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times ground, 3 times ex cocoa, 1 times Foraging ground, 1 times Canopy cover 80%, 1 times on cocoa, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times ex leaf litter, 1 times ex debris at base of tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times hand collected, 1 times Canopy fogging, 1 times Hand, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 5 10m.

Elevations: collected from 200 - 1650 meters, 1260 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-06-02 and 2019-11-13

Type specimens: Holotype of Aenictus bidentatus: casent0902685; Paratype Aenictus bidentatus: nhmuk012849178, nhmuk012849179; syntype of Aenictus batesi: casent0907024; syntype of Typhlatta decolor: casent0919639, nhmuk012849174, nhmuk012849175, nhmuk012849176, nhmuk012849177; Type Aenictus batesi: mnhg0007, mnhg0008, mnhg0009, mnhg0010, mnhb000004, mnhb000005; type of Aenictus batesi: focol0588, focol0589, focol0590, focol0591

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