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Species: Nylanderia madagascarensis   (Forel, 1886) 

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See Also:

Nylanderia madagascarensis ellisii, Nylanderia madagascarensis rufescens, Nylanderia madagascarensis sechellensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Prenolepis vividula var. madagascarensis Forel, 1886h PDF: 212 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antsiranana, Nosy Be, coll. C. Keller; CASENT0101320; MHNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as madagascariensis by Forel, 1891c PDF: 87; Emery, 1894b PDF: 71, and others.]
Forel, 1892o PDF: 238 (q.m.)
Combination in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 127.
Status as species: Forel, 1892o PDF: 238; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 179; Emery, 1894b PDF: 71; Wheeler, 1922: 1038; Bolton, 1995b: 314.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Ile du Lys, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 121 times found in urban/garden, 34 times found in rainforest, 26 times found in montane rainforest, 19 times found in urban garden, 3 times found in dry forest, 9 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 7 times found in Uapaca woodland, 8 times found in montane ravine forest, 5 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in degraded forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 83 times ground forager(s), 60 times on low vegetation, 42 times ex rotten log, 13 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times sifted litter, 20 times under stone, 17 times ground nest, 11 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times on tree trunk, 6 times ex soil, 5 times under tree bark, live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 10 maxi winks, 1 times Malaise trap 4, 3 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times beating low vegetation, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 cup sample transect, 1 times 10 Maxiwinks, 2 times yellow pan trap, 25 YP, 1 times arboreal collecting, 1 times at light, 6 ground light Intercept Trap, 1 times Malaise trap, 5 Malaise, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1625 meters, 686 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1954-11-01 and 2018-02-21

Type specimens: syntype of Prenolepis vividula madagascarensis: casent0101318, casent0101319, casent0101320, casent0101776; type of Prenolepis ellisii subsp. madagascariensis var. rufescens: casent0104643

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