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Aphaenogaster tenneessensis queen & worker (Champaign, Illinois).
Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in in dead portion of Acer rubrum trunk, 18 times found in nest in crotch of Quecus sp. in open sandy, pine/oak forest, 15 times found in hardwood forest, 14 times found in mesic hardwood forest, 13 times found in open sandy, pine/oak forest, 9 times found in crawling on Quercus sp. in open sandy, pine/oak forest, 8 times found in open hardwood forest, 8 times found in beech maple forest, 0 times found in in magnolia, cypress, beech, oak forest near spring fed creek, 4 times found in at base of tree in mixed forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times log stage 4, 4 times log stage 3, 3 times log stage 2, 1 times trailing into crack, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times nests under bark of dead and down tree, 1 times strays, 1 times nest in stump, brood & sexuals in nest, 1 times log stage 2; ravine, 1 times log stage 1 (live maple), 1 times leaf litter, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 21 times general collecting, 14 times peanut butter on trees, 13 times peanut butter bait on Quercus sp., 5 times direct collection, 2 times search, 1 times Winkler, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times hand collected, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times soil/litter.
Elevations: collected from 15 - 1463 meters, 561 meters average