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Species: Aphaenogaster carolinensis   Wheeler, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Aphaenogaster texana var. carolinensis Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 414 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c: 60.
Raised to species: Umphrey, 1996 PDF: 558 (in key).

Taxon Page Images:

Aphaenogaster carolinensis (North Carolina, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, oak woodland, prairie edge, parks, campuses

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 246 times found in deciduous forest, 147 times found in pine flatwoods, 126 times found in oak-hickory forest in Black Belt Prairie, 92 times found in mixed forest, 47 times found in mixed flatwoods, 8 times found in hardwood forest, 36 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 28 times found in upland hardwood forest, 25 times found in nest in sandy bank of creek in deciduous forest, 17 times found in bottomland hardwood forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 32 times leaf litter, 19 times litter, 20 times soil and litter, 9 times litter and soil, 1 times sifted litter from forest floor, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest under tile, 2 times log stage 5, 2 times log stage 4, 2 times litter and humus, 2 times forest floor, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 527 times pitfall trap, 186 times Berlese funnel, 185 times general collecting, 51 times pitfall traps, 15 times Lindgren funnel trap, 15 times Berlese, 0 times pitfall trap peripheral to cultivated cotton, 2 times Winkler, 0 times hardwood litter, 6 times Lindgren funnel trap baited with Typosan, 4 times peanut butter on Quercus rubra, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 716 meters, 225 meters average

Type specimens:

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