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Species: Ponera swezeyi   (Wheeler, 1933) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Pseudocryptopone swezeyi Wheeler, 1933g PDF: 16, fig. 6a-d (w.q.) HAWAII (Oahu I.). Oceania. Primary type information: Primary type material: 7 syntype workers, 4 syntype queens. Primary type locality: Hawaiian Is: Oahu I., Honolulu (R.H. van Zwaluwenburg). Primary type depository: MCZC. Primary type specimens: CASENT0249111, MCZ-ENT00593416. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Ponera: Wilson, 1957b PDF: 370
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Seychelles, Tanzania
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Japan
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Malagasy, Oceania
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Oceania bioregions

Distribution Notes:

Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 65 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in littoral rainforest, 6 times found in montane rainforest, 21 times found in forest, 15 times found in littoral forest, 1 times found in Disturbed montane rainforest, 4 times found in mixed forest, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in palm forest, 4 times found in non native forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 60 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 23 times ex rotten log, 10 times sifted litter, 14 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 17 times ex soil, 2 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, 4 times litter, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times under moss, on live tree, 2 times under moss on rotton log, 1 times under rotten log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 8 maxi winks, 1 times 7 maxi winks, 2 times 9 maxi winks, 7 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 2 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 5 times 3 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW, 10 sifted litter, 6 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times L, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1125 meters, 308 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1949-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2018-07-21 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: cotype of Ponera swezeyi: casent0173002, mcz-ent00593416; Holotype of Ponera swezeyi: casent0249094; Not Provided: casent0187648, casent0194714, casent0194715, casent0194716, casent0194717, casent0194718, casent0194719, casent0194720; syntype of Ponera swezeyi: casent0249111

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