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Species: Tetramorium pacificum   Mayr, 1870 

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Tetramorium pacificum_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium pacificum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 976 (w.q.) TONGA. Oceania. Primary type information: Tonga, Tongatabu; CASENT0235203; NHMW AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mauritius, Seychelles
    Asia: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka
    Europe: Switzerland
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Tonga
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania bioregions

Distribution Notes:

Islands of Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Romblon


Introduced species. CA record: Smith (1943).


(Dutch vernacular name: Pacifische zaadmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tetramorium pacificum   Bolton, B., 1979, The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Malagasy region and in the New World., Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 38, pp. 129-181: 168, (download) 168 6435
Tetramorium pacificum   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in rainforest, 43 times found in primary rainforest, 39 times found in disturbed forest, 17 times found in secondary forest, 8 times found in forest, 6 times found in forest and glacis, 6 times found in forest edge, 7 times found in coastal forest, 2 times found in mixed/pine secondary forest, 3 times found in roadside, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 190 times malaise trap, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 30 times sifted litter, 11 times on low vegetation, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ex rotten branch on ground, 5 times ex dead branch above ground, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times ground forager(s), 3 times on leaf, 1 times nesting in log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 227 times M, 29 times H, 1 times 2 Maxi Winks, 31 times L, 5 times hand collected|aspirator, 4 times search, 2 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 3 times F, 1 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, 3 times hand collection, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2000 meters, 348 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-11-02 and 2015-04-21

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium pacificum: casent0235203, casent0904848; syntype of Tetramorium pacificum subscabrum: casent0904850

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