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Species: Trichomyrmex destructor   (Jerdon, 1851) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Atta destructor Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 105 (w.) INDIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bingham, 1903 PDF: 209 (q.m.).
Combination in Monomorium: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 66; in Monomorium (Parholcomyrmex): Wheeler, 1922: 874; in Trichomyrmex: Ward et al., 2015 10.1111/syen.12090 PDF: 16.
See also: Smith, 1979: 1382; Bolton, 1987 PDF: 324; Heterick, 2006 PDF: 96.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cabo Verde, Comoros, Eritrea, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    Americas: Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States
    Asia: India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Palau, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical bioregion

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 77 times found in urban/garden, 10 times found in coastal scrub, 11 times found in dry forest, 10 times found in urban garden, 9 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 6 times found in coastal scrub, mangrove, 5 times found in pioneer secondary vegetation, 6 times found in savannah shrubland, 3 times found in open secondary vegetation, 3 times found in native littoral and secondary vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 53 times ground forager(s), 40 times on low vegetation, 15 times ex dead twig above ground, 9 times under stone, 11 times ground nest, 3 times on tree trunk, 4 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times recruiting to bait, 1 times nest in dead stick on live tree, 2 times ex rotten log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times hand collected|aspirator, 5 times light trap (UV15W + Ac15W), 3 times hand collecting, 4 times beating, 4 times Baiting, 25 index card, 10m, 4 times beating low vegetation, 4 times Hand, 2 times search, 3 times hand collection, 2 times sweeping, 1 times Malaise trap, 2 Malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2415 meters, 134 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1906-03-01 and 2019-07-12

Type specimens: Lectotype of Atta destructor: casent0008623; type of Myrmica ominosa: focol1713, focol1714, focol1715, focol1716

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