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Species: Solenopsis papuana   Emery, 1900 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Solenopsis papuana Emery, 1900b PDF: 330 (w.q.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Solenopsis cleptis, Solenopsis dahlii, Solenopsis vitiensis: Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 60.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Oceania
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Oceania bioregions

Distribution Notes:

All the main islands

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 48 times found in primary rainforest, 22 times found in disturbed forest, 3 times found in secondary rainforest, 6 times found in rainforest, 4 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in mahogany/seconday growth rainforest, 5 times found in montane rainforest, 4 times found in secondary forest, 2 times found in bryophyte forest, 2 times found in small forest fragment, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 67 times sifted litter, 1 times nesting in log, 6 times sifted leaf litter, 3 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, 4 times litter sifting, 1 times from nest in log, 1 times ex dead stick, 2 times two nests between dead wood, 1 times in moist log, 1 times in log, 1 times foraging on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 70 times L, 5 times H, 8 times winkler, 3 times hand collection, 1 times hand, 2 times 5m interval winks, 1 times winkler going down trail from peak of delaco, 1 times Berlese extract.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1200 meters, 383 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Solenopsis papuana: casent0904638; syntype of Solenopsis dahlii: casent0908875

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