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Species: Strumigenys membranifera   Emery, 1869 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Strumigenys (Trichoscapa) membranifera Emery, 1869b PDF: 24, fig. 11 (w.) ITALY. Palearctic. Primary type information: Italy, Portici, 24.IX.1867; CASENT0102081; MSNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Strumigenys (Cephaloxys): Emery, 1916a PDF: 205; in Trichoscapa: Brown, 1948e: 113; in Pyramica: Bolton, 1999 PDF: 1673; in Strumigenys: Baroni Urbani & De Andrade, 2007 PDF: 123.
Senior synonym of Strumigenys foochowensis, Strumigenys marioni, Strumigenys santschii, Strumigenys silvestriana, Strumigenys simillima, Strumigenys vitiensis, Strumigenys williamsi: Brown, 1948e: 114.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, South Africa, Tunisia
    Americas: Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, United States, United States Virgin Islands
    Asia: China, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
    Europe: Italy, Spain
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya bioregions

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in dry forest, 3 times found in tropical dry forest, 11 times found in sandy roadside with lots of native grasses, 4 times found in Rainforest, 9 times found in collected in clump of Andropogon virginicus, 4 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 7 times found in disturbed open pine/hardwood forest, 6 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 0 times found in collected in mulch at the base of a large oak, 4 times found in near port and train tracks in soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 22 times litter, 4 times ex rotten log, 5 times sifted litter, 4 times soil, 3 times leaf litter, 3 times soil and shells, 1 times on ground, twighlight zone, 1 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times ex Asplenium sp., 1 times under wood on gravel, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 17 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 27 times Berlese funnel, 3 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 13 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan, 8 times Lindgren funnel, 4 times Winkler, 3 times Hand, 1 times L, 3 times Pitfall, 3 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1312 meters, 233 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1867-09-24 and 2017-11-19

Type specimens: syntype of Strumigenys membranifera: casent0102081; syntype of Strumigenys membranifera santschii: casent0909329; syntype of Strumigenys membranifera simillima: casent0904961

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