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Species: Prenolepis imparis   (Say, 1836) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Formica imparis Say, 1836 PDF: 287 (q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North America, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Mexico, Panama, Sinaloa, Veracruz

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, oak woodland, prairie edge, parks, campuses

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in oak woodland, 6 times found in chaparral, 6 times found in urban, 6 times found in urban park, 1 times found in desert canyon, 1 times found in wet moss, 4 times found in backyard, 1 times found in Oak forest, 1 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times sifted litter, 5 times under stone, 6 times pitfall trap, 1 times under rocky outcropping, 1 times foragers, 3 times on sidewalk, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times found foraging, 2 times ants found under rock, 1 times workers around tumulus pile, 2 times ground forager(s), ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 49 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 26 times hand collecting, 14 times search, 10 times Winkler, 8 times Winkler sifter, 1 times under rock, 7 times pitfall trap, 0 times on silphium perfoliatum tending membracids, 0 times direct collection, 2 times hand coll., 0 times Tending aphids, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2286 meters, 611 meters average

Type specimens: not part of a type series: focol2720; syntype of Prenolepis imparis minuta: casent0905673; syntype of Prenolepis imparis testacea: casent0905672

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