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Species: Veromessor andrei   (Mayr, 1886) 

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Veromessor andrei andrei, Veromessor andrei castaneus, Veromessor andrei flavus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Aphaenogaster andrei Mayr, 1886d PDF: 448 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Emery, 1895d PDF: 306; in Novomessor: Emery, 1915k: 73; in Messor (Veromessor): Forel, 1917 PDF: 235; in Veromessor: Wheeler & Creighton, 1934 PDF: 362; in Messor: Bolton, 1982 PDF: 341; in Veromessor: Ward, Brady, Fisher & Schultz, 2015 PDF: 13.
Senior synonym of Veromessor andrei castaneus (and its junior synonym Veromessor andrei flavus): Creighton, 1953a: 3.


Nearctic Region: California

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in chaparral, 5 times found in grassland, 9 times found in open oakwood grassland, 6 times found in oak woodland, 1 times found in open oak chapparal, 1 times found in oak woods/chaparral, 2 times found in chapparal, 2 times found in Valley Oak woodland along dry creek bed, 1 times found in dry meadow, 2 times found in pine/oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 39 times under rock, 3 times ground foragers, 2 times nest in ground, 1 times open grassland, 2 times ground forager(s), 3 times foragers on ground, 4 times ground nest, 1 times grassland/chaparral, workers on ground, 1 times foraging column, 1 times under stone, 1 times crater nest in sand, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times hand collecting, 11 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 9 times hand collected, 3 times search, 1 times Ground forager, 0 times indistinct crater, 0 times roadside, broad flat crater, 2 ft. diameter, 0 times under boulder, 0 times flat crater, 2' diameter.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1219 meters, 450 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster andrei: casent0919790; syntype of Messor andrei: casent0900462

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