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Species: Nylanderia faisonensis   (Forel, 1922) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prenolepis arenivaga var. faisonensis Forel, 1922b PDF: 98 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 221; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.
Junior synonym of Nylanderia arenivaga: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 408.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Trager, 1984b PDF: 93.


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

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, fens

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 91 times found in deciduous forest, 3 times found in hardwood forest, 67 times found in mixed forest, 0 times found in in swamp, 36 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 34 times found in pine flatwoods, 0 times found in hardwood litter, 0 times found in litter from hardwood forest, 18 times found in litter from mixed forest on E. Foothills Parkway, 16 times found in under log in deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 50 times litter, 1 times swampy riparian woodland; nest in leaf litter, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times near campground, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 283 times Berlese funnel, 244 times Lindgren funnel, 107 times pitfall trap, 31 times Malaise trap, 11 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan, 1 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and Alpha-Pinene, 9 times barrier trap, 8 times general collecting, 6 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 5 times direct collection, 5 times bait, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 60 meters, 23 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Nylanderia faisonensis: casent0911026

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