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Species: Trichomyrmex destructor   (Jerdon, 1851) 

Classification:
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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

[Duplicated in Jerdon, 1854a PDF: 47.].
[Misspelled as destructa by Smith, 1858a PDF: 163; misspelled as decstructor by Menozzi, 1929b PDF: 4.].
Bingham, 1903 PDF: 209 (q.m.).
Combination in Monomorium: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 66.
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 163; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 396; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 66; Emery, 1893e PDF: 82; Emery, 1893h PDF: 243, 256; Emery, 1893i PDF: 263; Forel, 1895b PDF: 125; Mayr, 1897 PDF: 427; Emery, 1901h PDF: 117; Emery, 1901i PDF: 567; Forel, 1903a PDF: 687; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 209; Forel, 1903f PDF: 404; Forel, 1904c PDF: 373; Wheeler, 1905c PDF: 123; Forel, 1907d PDF: 19; Wheeler, 1908a PDF: 126; Emery, 1908j PDF: 671; Santschi, 1908 PDF: 517; Forel, 1909k PDF: 394; Wheeler, 1909d PDF: 334, 339; Forel, 1910b PDF: 29; Yano, 1910a PDF: 419; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Wheeler, 1911a PDF: 22; Forel, 1911f PDF: 380; Forel, 1911c PDF: 221; Forel, 1912a: 55; Forel, 1912e PDF: 105; Forel, 1912h PDF: 3; Wheeler, 1912a PDF: 45; Forel, 1913g PDF: 191; Forel, 1913l PDF: 53; Wheeler, 1913e PDF: 240; Forel, 1915b PDF: 73; Donisthorpe, 1915f: 336; Arnold, 1916 PDF: 235; Santschi, 1921b PDF: 424; Emery, 1922c PDF: 180; Wheeler, 1922: 874; Wheeler, 1923d PDF: 4; Essig, 1926 PDF: 858; Stärcke, 1926a PDF: 86 (in key); Wheeler, 1927d PDF: 5; Wheeler, 1927g PDF: 108; Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 99; Donisthorpe, 1927c: 387; Wheeler, 1928c PDF: 19; Menozzi, 1929b PDF: 4; Wheeler, 1929h PDF: 61; Wheeler, 1930b PDF: 100; Wheeler, 1930k PDF: 67; Menozzi & Russo, 1930 PDF: 158; Aguayo, 1932 PDF: 217; Kutter, 1932 PDF: 207; Mukerjee, 1934 PDF: 7; Wheeler, 1934i: 13; Donisthorpe, 1935 PDF: 633; Wheeler, 1935g: 25; Wheeler, 1936g PDF: 10; Smith, 1937 PDF: 833; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 164; Teranishi, 1940: 57; Eidmann, 1942a PDF: 248; Kusnezov, 1949a PDF: 425; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 224; Smith, 1951c PDF: 811; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 166; Wellenius, 1955 PDF: 8; Wilson, 1962c PDF: 16; Wilson, 1964b PDF: 7; Baltazar, 1966 PDF: 259; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 88; Smith, 1967a PDF: 357; Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 64; Taylor, 1967b PDF: 1094; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 143; Alayo, 1974 PDF: 14 (in key); Taylor, 1976a: 86; Báez & Ortega, 1978: 190; Smith, 1979: 1382; Barquín, 1981: 204; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 270; Bolton, 1987 PDF: 324 (redescription); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 40; Deyrup et al., 1989 PDF: 96; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 357; Ogata, 1991b PDF: 107; Wu & Wang, 1992c: 1307; Morisita et al., 1992: 39; Dlussky, 1994a: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 261; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 89; Dorow, 1996a PDF: 78; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 346; Collingwood et al., 1997 PDF: 508; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 57; Deyrup et al., 2000: 297; Deyrup, 2003 PDF: 45; Imai et al., 2003 PDF: 134; Lin & Wu, 2003: 66; Wetterer & Vargo, 2003 PDF: 417; Collingwood et al., 2004 PDF: 484; Ghosh et al., 2005 PDF: 26; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 27; Heterick, 2006 PDF: 96 (redescription); Wetterer, 2006 PDF: 415; Fernández, 2007b: 134; Clouse, 2007b: 247; Framenau & Thomas, 2008 PDF: 68; Paknia et al., 2008 PDF: 155; Heterick, 2009 PDF: 164; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 153; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 43; Wetterer, 2009c PDF: 97; Mohanraj et al., 2010 PDF: 6; Collingwood et al., 2011 PDF: 433; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 45; Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 87; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 212; Sarnat et al., 2013 PDF: 71; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 118; Ramage, 2014 PDF: 164; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 47; Jaitrong et al., 2016 PDF: 40; Wetterer et al., 2016 PDF: 21; Sharaf et al., 2016a 10.5852/ejt.2016.246 PDF: 16 (redescription); Sharaf et al., 2017 10.1080/00222933.2016.1271157 PDF: 47; Deyrup, 2017: 72; Dekoninck et al., 2019 PDF: 1159; Fernández & Serna, 2019 PDF: 828; Lubertazzi, 2019 10.3099/MCZ-43.1 PDF: 196.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  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, 6 times found in savannah shrubland, 5 times found in pioneer secondary vegetation, 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, 1 times nest in dead stick on live tree, 4 times under tree bark, live tree, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times recruiting to bait, 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, 5 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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