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Species: Vitsika obscura   Bolton & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Vitsika obscura Bolton & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 87, figs. 108-110, 158 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Fianarantsoa, 38 km. S Ambalavao, Res. Andringitra, 22°12’S, 46°58’E, 1680 m,montane rainforest, sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 23.x.1993, coll. B.L. Fisher, collection code BLF00820; CASENT0192019; CASC AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 1 times found in montane rainforest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation.

Elevations: collected from 1670 - 1700 meters, 1682 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1993-10-23 and 1998-01-14

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0192019; paratype: casent0248546



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