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Species: Vitsika venustas   Bolton & Fisher, 2014 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Vitsika venustas Bolton & Fisher, 2014 PDF: 94, figs. 120-122, 162 (w.q.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, Antsiranana, PN Marojejy, 28.0 km. 38° NE Andapa, 14°26.2’S, 49°46.5’E, 450 m, rainforest, sifted litter, 12–15.xi.2003, coll. Fisher et al., collection code BLF 8722(9),; CASENT0045957; CASC AntCat AntWiki
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Malagasy

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Secondary Forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times twig nest on ground, 1 times sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 5 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 715 meters, 423 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1989-04-18 and 2013-10-18

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0045957; paratype: casent0045922, casent0045938, casent0045942, casent0046029, casent0046161, casent0046165, casent0046167, casent0046168, casent0046169, casent0046171, casent0046172, casent0046174, casent0046175, casent0046177, casent0046178, casent0046179



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