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Species: Temnothorax longispinosus   (Roger, 1863) 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Leptothorax longispinosus Roger, 1863a PDF: 180 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Temnothorax (Myrafant): Smith, 1950a PDF: 30; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
See also: Mackay, 2000 PDF: 358.

Distribution:

(based on species list records)
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Canada, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North America, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, United States, Virginia, West Virginia
Neotropical Region: Americas
Palearctic Region: Spain

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC: USA (GA, AL, MA, IA), Canada

Biology:

Forest, woodland, parks, campuses, probably most often arboreal, especially in oaks

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Beech-maple forest, 3 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in managed broadleaf forest, 2 times found in mixed broadleaf, hemlock woods, 1 times found in mixed conif. forest, 2 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 0 times found in small woodland, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in edge of small woodland, 1 times found in mesic forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in rotten acorn on leaf litter, 1 times under stone, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 2 times ground forager, 1 times foragers on Q. rubra bark and ground, 1 times Chestnut oak woodland, ex sifted leaf litter., 0 times btw. stones, 1 times beech woodland, ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times under same stone as PSW16505, 1 times strays; Prenolepis nest in soil, 1 times sifted litter from forest floor, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times hand collecting, 2 times search, 3 times Winkler, 0 times under rock, 0 times log stage 2, 0 times log stage 4, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times log stage 5, 0 times under bark of live tree.

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1448 meters, 303 meters average

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