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Species: Acropyga silvestrii   Emery, 1915 

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Wheeler, 1927

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Acropyga silvestrii Emery, 1915e PDF: 21, fig. 11 (w.) ERITREA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 928; Emery, 1925d PDF: 30; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 166; Bolton, 1995b: 58; LaPolla, 2004a PDF: 78 (redescription); LaPolla & Fisher, 2005 PDF: 605 (in key); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 204; Madl, 2019 PDF: 13.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in primary forest, 5 times found in mature wet forest, 4 times found in tropical wet forest, 1 times found in mature forest gap, 1 times found in Open Miombo woodland, 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in terreau pied arbre.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times leaf litter, 2 times subsoil, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times in clay bank, 1 times under stone, 1 times under bark, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted litter, 1 times in dead bark, 1 times Canopy cover 80%, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Winkler, 6 times Pitfall trap, 3 times Hand collected, 3 times hand collecting, 4 times search, 1 times Winkler sifter, 1 times Canopy fogging, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m.

Elevations: collected from 272 - 1739 meters, 1331 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-09-02 and 2017-11-29

Type specimens: Lectotype of Acropyga silvestrii: casent0909910; syntype of Acropyga silvestrii: casent0905164

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