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Species: Brachyponera luteipes   (Mayr, 1862) 

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Brachyponera luteipes continentalis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Ponera luteipes Mayr, 1862 PDF: 722 (w.q.) INDIA (Nicobar Is). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Euponera (Brachyponera): Emery, 1900b PDF: 315; Emery, 1911e PDF: 84; Wheeler, 1919f PDF: 56; in Brachyponera: Bingham, 1903 PDF: 101; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 307; in Brachyponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014 PDF: 80.
Current subspecies: nominal plus B. l. continentalis.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, India, Japan, Malaysia
    Oceania: Palau
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya, Oceania bioregions

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in Rubber plantation, 33 times found in rain forest, 13 times found in Young rain forest, 13 times found in 2nd Generation Rubber plantation, 6 times found in secondary rain forest, 5 times found in limestone rain forest, 3 times found in Botanical garden rubber plantation, 3 times found in Old rain forest, 1 times found in upland forest litter, SE edge of swamp forest, 1 times found in Winkle 1m2 - #3 uphill more; canopy a little shorter, no tree ferns in immediate vicinity; 1-2cm leaf litter, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, 1 times leaf litter (1 sq meter), 1 times 1 square m of sifted leaf litter 7 cm deep, 1 times sifted from 1m² leaf litter, 1 times litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 42 times Random coll. Winkler sifting, 44 times m2 Winkler sifting, 17 times Nest series, 8 times hand collected, 3 times Random coll. Winkler sifting,, 2 times Winkler, 1 times W5, M1.

Elevations: collected from 550 - 1066 meters, 674 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-12-01 and 2013-06-14

Type specimens: Pachycondyla luteipes nigritoluteipes: casent0907285; syntype of Ponera luteipes: casent0915672; unpublished name: Pachycondyla luteipes luteipedojerdoni: casent0907283

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