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Species: Technomyrmex voeltzkowi   (Forel, 1907) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tapinoma voeltzkowi Forel, 1907i PDF: 84 (w.m.) KENYA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (designated by Bolton, 2007b PDF: 41). Type-locality: lectotype Kenya (“Ostafrika”): Malindi (Voeltzkow). Type-depository: MNHU. Kenya, Malindi, coll. Voeltzkow; CASENT0104644; ZMHB AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Bolton, 2007b PDF: 41.
Combination in Technomyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 161.
Status as species: Emery, 1913a PDF: 42; Arnold, 1915: 155; Wheeler, 1922: 925; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 168; Bolton, 1995b: 403; Bolton, 2007b PDF: 41 (redescription); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 203.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in grassland, 4 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 2 times found in Miombo woodland/forest, 2 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 3 times found in Coffee/Banana, 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 3 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 3 times found in Shade coffee, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ground nest, 6 times leaf litter, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted litter, 30-9 times nocturnal ground foragers, 8, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times im grasigen Boden.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times Pitfall trap, 11 times Hand collected, 7 times Winkler, 7 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 24 50m, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging, 1 times 8 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1904 meters, 825 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-04-12 and 2016-08-05

Type specimens: syntype of Tapinoma voeltzkowi rhodesiae: casent0909788; syntype of Tapinoma voeltzkowi rhodesiae: casent0903053; syntype of Technomyrmex voeltzkowi: casent0909787; type of Tapinoma voeltzkowi: focol2865, focol2866, focol2867, casent0104644

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