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Species: Tetraponera punctulata   Smith, 1877 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetraponera punctulata Smith, 1877b PDF: 72 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Sima: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 55; in Tetraponera (Tetraponera): Emery, 1921c PDF: 26; in Tetraponera: Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 81.
Senior synonym of Tetraponera kimberleyensis: Ward, 2001 PDF: 641.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 18 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 12 times found in Riparian woodland, 10 times found in mangrove, 14 times found in sav. woodland, 11 times found in dry sclerophyll, 11 times found in savanna woodland, 7 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in littoral vegetation, 2 times found in open-forest, 4 times found in savannah, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times on Eucalyptus camaldulensis, 6 times on Eucalyptus trunk, 3 times dead branch of Eucalyptus alba, 2 times Tree-trunk, 5 times on gum trees, 5 times trunks of ironwoods and box, 3 times salticid prey, under Eucalyptus camaldulensis bark flakes, 5 times Foraging column on tree, 3 times on tree trunk, 1 times ex dead twig of Rhizophora, 1 times ex dead twig of Calophyllum inophyllum, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times flight intercept trap, 2 times direct collection, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Site NO1, 1 times flight intercept trap, berlesate.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 600 meters, 95 meters average

Type specimens: paratype: casent0761634; syntype: anic32-017897; syntype of Sima punctulata kimberleyensis: casent0907468

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