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Species: Strumigenys pallestes   Bolton, 1971 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Strumigenys pallestes Bolton, 1971 PDF: 62, figs. 2, 3 (w.q.) GHANA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Ghana: Eastern Region, New Tafo, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, 22.vii.1970, in mossy rot hole in trunk of cocoa tree (B. Bolton). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 6 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1983 PDF: 383 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 398; Bolton, 2000: 599 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Frag. degr. For., 1 times found in Primary Forest, 1 times found in Tropical forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex soil, 1 times messy rot-hole in cocoa tree trunk, 4 ft., 1 times Canopy cover 80%.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Canopy fogging, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 674 - 738 meters, 706 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1970-07-22 00:00:00.0 and 2019-01-09 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Strumigenys pallestes: casent0900623

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