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Species: Temnothorax andrei   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

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.
Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1903c: 256; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 567; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 507; Emery, 1924f PDF: 258; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 263; Smith, 1951c PDF: 817; Cole, 1958c: 537; Cole, 1966b PDF: 17 (in key); Smith, 1967a PDF: 358; Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 22; Yensen et al., 1977 PDF: 183; Smith, 1979: 1392; Snelling & George, 1979: 143; Allred, 1982: 483; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 52; MacKay et al., 1988: 90; Bolton, 1995b: 235; Mackay, 2000 PDF: 316 (redescription); Mackay & MacKay, 2002 PDF: 116; Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271; Ward, 2005 PDF: 15; Snelling, R.R. et al. 2014: 37.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax nitens heathii: Ward, 2005 PDF: 15.
Senior synonym ofTemnothorax ocellatus: Ward, 2005 PDF: 15.


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

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, 16 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in riparian oak woodland, 1 times found in in damp soil by low shrubbery and a streambed, 8 times found in chaparral, 4 times found in grassland, 5 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, 4 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times nest under rock, 8 times ex sifted leaf litter, 10 times under stone, 3 times under rock, 1 times found under rocks, 7 times sifted litter, 6 times ex sifted litter, 6 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 5 times ground foragers, 1 times nest under rock in pinyon duff, 1 times leaf litter under dense vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times hand collecting, 9 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 8 times Winkler sifter, 6 times Davis sifter, 5 times search, 5 times winkler, 3 times berlese, 2 times shortbread cookie bait, 2 times direct collection, 2 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, 1 times 6L sifted litter; extracted in Winkler sack over72 hours, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2510 meters, 578 meters average

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

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