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Species: Temnothorax andrei   (Emery, 1895) 

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See Also:

Temnothorax andrei_cf, Temnothorax andrei_nr, Temnothorax andrei (dark form)

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Leptothorax (Leptothorax) andrei Emery, 1895d PDF: 322, pl. 8, fig. 15 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1958c PDF: 537 (q.m.).
Combination in Temnothorax (Myrafant): Smith, 1979: 1392; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
Senior synonym of {nam 165111}, {nam 165112}, Temnothorax ocellatus: Ward, 2005 PDF: 15.
See also: Wheeler, 1903d PDF: 256; Mackay, 2000 PDF: 316.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington
Palearctic Region: Baja California

Distribution Notes:



Temnothorax ocellatus (Mackay 2000) is a junior synonym of L. andrei.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Temnothorax andrei   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 15-16, (download) 15-16 21008
Temnothorax andrei   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 11 times found in coastal scrub, 1 times found in in damp soil by low shrubbery and a streambed, 2 times found in riparian oak woodland, 6 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in grassland, 6 times found in chaparral, 4 times found in riparian woodland, 1 times found in pinyon/juniper woodland, 1 times found in in dry soil covered by fennel and eucalyptus leaves, 2 times found in edge of pine/oak forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times nest under rock, 7 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times under rock, 1 times found under rocks, 7 times sifted litter, 5 times under stone, 4 times ex sifted litter, 1 times nest under rock in pinyon duff, 1 times leaf litter under dense vegetation, 2 times found under rock, 3 times Mesic canyon, dominated by tall Umbellularia and Platanus. Just below Cold Sprin, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times hand collecting, 9 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 8 times Winkler sifter, 5 times Davis sifter, 5 times search, 4 times winkler, 2 times shortbread cookie bait, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 15 hours, 1 times blacklight, 1 times Extracted nest Camponotus yogi, 1 times sifting, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2510 meters, 569 meters average

Type specimens: syntype occidentalis: jtl073101; syntype of Temnothorax andrei: casent0904748

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