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Species: Myrmecina americana   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecina latreillei subsp. americana Emery, 1895d PDF: 271 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Brown, 1949a PDF: 44; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 248.
Senior synonym of Myrmecina brevispinosa: Smith, 1979: 1399; of Myrmecina quadrispina: Brown, 1949a PDF: 44; of Myrmecina texana: Brown, 1951 PDF: 103; Brown, 1967c PDF: 236; of Myrmecina californica: Brown, 1967c PDF: 236.
See also: Snelling, 1965b PDF: 101.


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

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, tree plantations

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in hardwood litter, 3 times found in Oak-pine-juniper woodland, 4 times found in oak maple woodland, 4 times found in oak pine woodland, 1 times found in mesic broadleaf forest, 3 times found in oak woodland, 3 times found in hardwood litter, Rhododendrons, 3 times found in cedar scrub, 2 times found in laurel thicket, mixed conifer/broadleaf forest, 3 times found in mixed oak pine, Liquidambar, sandy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 times Sifted leaf litter, 2 times nest under stone, 3 times under stone, 3 times under rock, 2 times ex leaf litter, 2 times log stage 4, 2 times leaf litter, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times sifted litter, 1 times oak litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 34 times Winkler, 7 times Search, 5 times Berlese, 4 times direct collection, 2 times Winkler sifter, 2 times Malaise trap, 2 times pitfall, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times Berlese|298 lbs, 273 liters, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Malaise, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2000 meters, 690 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmecina latreillei americana brevispinosa: casent0904688

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