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Species: Iridomyrmex obscurior   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Iridomyrmex discors var. obscurior Forel, 1902j PDF: 465 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Shattuck, 1996a PDF: 42
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Radiata pine forest, 2 times found in Woodland, 2 times found in dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in pasture, 1 times found in vineyard, 1 times found in Wet sclerophyll edge, 1 times found in dense sclerophyl woods, 1 times found in Field No. 850, 1 times found in swamp.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times tending J.evagoras, 3 times att. J. evagoras, 2 times random foragers, 2 times nest under stone, 1 times with Lycoenid larvae, 1 times with larvae of Jalmenus evagoras on Acacia, 1 times tending J.evagoras on A.non-melanoxylon, 1 times tending J.evagoras on A.melanoxylon, 1 times tending J. evagoras, 1 times tendign J.evagoras, 1 times nest in and under small rotten branch on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall, 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 304 - 860 meters, 674 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1927-11-30 and 2009-03-23

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex obscurior: casent0909522

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