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Species: Nylanderia parvula   (Mayr, 1870) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Prenolepis (Nylanderia) parvula Mayr, 1870b PDF: 948 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Forel, 1922b PDF: 98; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 222; in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.
Revived status as species: Emery, 1893k PDF: 636.


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

Distribution Notes:



Prairie, glade, pasture

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 25 times found in pine-oak dune woodland, 13 times found in turkey oak sandhill/scrub, 9 times found in Black oak dunes, 6 times found in litter in pine-oak dune woodland, 5 times found in oak litter in pine-oak dune woodland, 5 times found in litter from pine-oak dune woodland, 3 times found in in turkey oak sandhill scrub, 2 times found in sandhill, 2 times found in in pine-oak dune woodland, 1 times found in urban, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times litter, 4 times under log, 1 times landscaping, 1 times under stick, 1 times under rock, 1 times several small fused craters in bare coarse sand, 1 times on sand, 1 times near "flowing well, 1 times log stage 3, 1 times half-rotten leaves under log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times Berlese funnel, 4 times pitfall trap, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times pitfall, 1 times general collecting, 1 times malaise trap.

Elevations: collected at 310 m

Type specimens: Lectotype of Nylanderia parvula: casent0903132; syntype of Prenolepis parvula: casent0915727; type of Prenolepis parvula: focol2721

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