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Species: Nylanderia fulva   (Mayr, 1862) 

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See Also:

Nylanderia fulva biolleyi, Nylanderia fulva fumatipennis, Nylanderia fulva incisa, Nylanderia fulva longiscapa, Nylanderia fulva nesiotis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) fulva Mayr, 1862 PDF: 698 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 94 (m.); Forel, 1912j PDF: 67 (m.).
Combination in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Forel, 1908c PDF: 67; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 222; in Nylanderia: Kempf, 1972b PDF: 166; in Paratrechina: Snelling & Hunt, 1975 PDF: 122; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 127.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Macaronesia
    Americas: Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, French Guiana, Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Paraguay, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Neotropical bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Cousin, Floreana, Isabela, Marchena, Pinta, Santa Fé, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Seymour Norte.


Presente en la zona litoral en presencia de parches de Sesuvium sp.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in on front porch and in garage of rural residence, 0 times found in Parkwayy along border of parking lot, 1 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 0 times found in in large colonies nesting in debris, soil & rotting wood in house, 0 times found in ex lab colony, 0 times found in along border of parking lot, 0 times found in in garage and patio, 1 times found in Gallery Forest, 2 times found in large collonies nesting in debris, soil and rotting wood at house, 1 times found in Plateau, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times leaf litter, 1 times Foraging, 1 times under stone, 1 times leaflitter from entrance.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Suspended pitfall (4m) under light, 5 times direct collection, 5 times pitfall, 2 times hand collection, 1 times Colecta manual, 1 times Winkler48h.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 640 meters, 192 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1924-12-19 and 2018-08-19

Type specimens: syntype of Nylanderia fulva: casent0903134; syntype of Prenolepis fulva: casent0915725; syntype of Prenolepis fulva fumata: casent0911029; type of Prenolepis fulva: focol1777, focol2718, focol2719, focol1776-1, focol1776-2

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