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Species: Tetramorium lanuginosum   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium lanuginosum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 976 (w.) INDONESIA (Java). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Indonesia, Java, Batavia; CASENT0235202; NHMW AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Triglyphothrix: Emery, 1891c: 4 (footnote); in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium australis, Tetramorium ceramensis, Tetramorium felix, Tetramorium flavescens, Tetramorium laevidens, Tetramorium mauricei, Tetramorium orissana, Tetramorium striatidens, Tetramorium tricolor: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 350.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Reunion, Seychelles
    Americas: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States
    Asia: India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Myanmar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
    Europe: Spain
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, Palau
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya bioregions

Distribution Notes:

NEOTROPICAL, Malagasy, Nearctic


Habita ambientes xerofíticos en áreas no habitadas. Asociada a jardines de las casas en la isla Santa Cruz. Especie dominante en las islas Wolf y Plaza Sur


(Dutch vernacular name: behaarde zaadmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in Rainforest, 23 times found in urban/garden, 16 times found in coastal scrub, 9 times found in dry forest, 12 times found in tropical dry forest, 4 times found in gallery forest, 6 times found in native forest, 1 times found in savannah shrubland, 3 times found in urban garden, 4 times found in coastal roadside, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 30 times ground forager(s), 14 times ex rotten log, 11 times under stone, 10 times on low vegetation, 10 times Mantella viridis, stomach contents, 5 times under tree bark, live tree, 5 times ex soil, 3 times stray foragers, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times ex rotten stick on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 3 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 10 times search, 11 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, 10 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, maple syrup, 7 times hand collecting, 9 times hand collection, 10 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 8 times hand collected|aspirator, 1 times MW 25 sample transect,10m, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1300 meters, 108 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1885-08-01 and 2018-02-21

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0102356, casent0235202; paratype of Triglyphothrix tricolor: casent0901051; syntype of Tetramorium obesum striatidens: casent0904798; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens felix: casent0901052; syntype of Triglyphothrix tricolor: castype06959-01, castype06959-02; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens australis: casent0909094; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens laevidens: casent0909096; syntype of Triglyphothrix striatidens orissana: casent0909095; type of Triglyphothrix lanuginosa: focol2063; type of Triglyphothrix striatidens var. australis: focol2058, focol2059, focol2060

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