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Species: Nylanderia phantasma   (Trager, 1984) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Paratrechina phantasma Trager, 1984b PDF: 124, figs. 24, 26, 48 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010A PDF: 127.

Taxon Page Images:

Scarcely visible against white sand, a Nylanderia phantasma worker arranges soil around the nest entrance (Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in pine-oak dune woodland, 0 times found in on sand dunes, 13 times found in nest in soil in pine-oak dune woodland, 10 times found in at night in pine-oak dune woodland, 9 times found in at night in oak-pine sandhill habitat, 9 times found in in hind dunes, 0 times found in scrub/dune habitat, 7 times found in in turkey oak sandhill/scrub, 7 times found in on trail in pine-oak dune woodland, 4 times found in nest in soil in low sand bank in pine-oak dune woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times crater nest in sand, nocturnal activity.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times pitfall trap, 12 times general collecting, 5 times malaise trap, 2 times barrier trap, 0 times bait, 1 times blacklight sheet.

Elevations: collected at 40 m

Type specimens:

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