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Species: Temnothorax longispinosus   (Roger, 1863) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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.


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Canada, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North America, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, United States, Virginia, West Virginia
Neotropical Region: Americas
Palearctic Region: Europe, Southern Europe, Spain

Distribution Notes:



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, 2 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 1 times found in managed broadleaf forest, 2 times found in mixed broadleaf, hemlock woods, 1 times found in mixed conif. forest, 1 times found in beech woodland, 1 times found in oak maple woodland, 1 times found in Chestnut oak woodland, 1 times found in oak pine 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, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 0 times btw. stones, 1 times under same stone as PSW16505, 1 times strays; Prenolepis nest in soil, 1 times sifted litter from forest floor, 1 times on foliage, 1 times nest in log, brood in nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times hand collecting, 2 times search, 3 times Winkler, 0 times under rock, 0 times direct collection, 0 times log stage 2, 0 times log stage 4, 1 times hand collected, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times log stage 5, 0 times under bark of live tree, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 1448 meters, 322 meters average

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