Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb

X

To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:


Species: Aphaenogaster lamellidens   Mayr, 1886 

Classification:
Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Aphaenogaster lamellidens Mayr, 1886d PDF: 444 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895d PDF: 302; in Aphaenogaster: Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 114; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c: 58.
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster nigripes: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 144.

Taxon Page Images:

Ants of the genus Aphaenogaster are important scavengers and predators in eastern deciduous forests. Here, Aphaenogaster lamellidens workers pull a living centipede from its burrow (Dixon Springs, Illinois, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Illinois River Valley?

Biology:

Mesic forest, oak woodland

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 120 times found in oak-hickory forest in Black Belt Prairie, 54 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 24 times found in pine flatwoods, 22 times found in deciduous forest, 16 times found in mixed forest, 15 times found in bottomland hardwood forest, 12 times found in mixed pine-hardwood forest, 12 times found in nest in rotting Pinus sp. log in mixed forest, Indian Mound Site, 10 times found in in standing dead pine tree, 9 times found in in rotten log, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 32 times litter, 3 times roadside litter, 2 times litter and soil, 1 times on cypress trunk, 1 times log stage 4, 1 times litter at log, 1 times in trunk, 1 times bark, 1 times under bark, standing dead piine, brood, males in nest, 1 times under bark pine log, 1 times under bark dead Loblolly pine, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 180 times pitfall trap, 92 times general collecting, 84 times Berlese funnel, 31 times direct collection, 7 times Lindgren funnel trap, 4 times search, 6 times peanut butter on Carya sp., 3 times pitfall traps, 4 times peanut butter bait on Quercus sp., 3 times Lindgren funnel trap baited with Typosan and alpha-pinene, 3 times at bait, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2480 meters, 504 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster lamellidens: casent0900413, casent0919793; type of Aphaenogaster lamellidens: focol1229



See something amiss? Send us an email.
Enlarge Map