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Species: Nylanderia lepida   (Santschi, 1915) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) lepida Santschi, 1915c PDF: 262, fig. 11 (w.) CAMEROON. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 127.
Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 941; Emery, 1925d PDF: 218; LaPolla et al., 2011 PDF: 18 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 314.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 46 times found in rainforest, 8 times found in Secondary Forest, 5 times found in Primary Forest, 5 times found in rainforest, marsh clearing, 5 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in Disturbed forest fragment, 1 times found in rainforest, seasonally flooded riparian, 2 times found in Tropical forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 20 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 4 times Litter, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times undergrowth, low canopy in forest, 2 times sifted within forest, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times ground nest, 1 times sifted litter, 1 times ex soil, 1 times elephant path, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 19 times EC32 sweeping, 11 times EC31 yellow pan trap, 6 times Winkler, 2 times Canopy fogging, 1 times Hand, 1 times Winkler, 4 x 2 litre samples, 2 times yellow pan trap, 1 times EC28 Malaise trap, 1 times sweep, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1597 meters, 387 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1951-10-26 and 2019-11-13

Type specimens: syntype of Nylanderia lepida: casent0912305; syntype of Prenolepis grisoni: casent0910992

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