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Species: Platythyrea modesta   Emery, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Platythyrea modesta Emery, 1899d PDF: 467 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Brown, 1975 PDF: 45.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Brown 1975


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Primary forest, 3 times found in rainforest canopy, 1 times found in coastal thicket, 1 times found in Gallery For., open times found in woodland, 1 times found in Cocoa, 1 times found in old secondary forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 1 times breaking open dead branches/wood.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Canopy fog, 1 times Winkler, 1 times hand collection, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 705 meters, 360 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Platythyrea modesta: casent0907108; syntype of Platythyrea modesta: casent0903797, casent0916799

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