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Species: Temnothorax affinis   (Mayr, 1855) 

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(Mann, 1920)

See Also:

Temnothorax affinis_cf, Temnothorax affinis_cf_cr01, Temnothorax affinis_cf_cr02, Temnothorax affinis_cf_do01

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Leptothorax affinis Mayr, 1855 PDF: 442 (w.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1874 PDF: 88 (q.); Stitz, 1914 PDF: 62 (m.).
Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax tirolensis: Emery, 1914c PDF: 158 (footnote).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Cuba
    Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Open forests & forest edges, nests in wood


(Dutch vernacular name: boomslankmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in Forest, 19 times found in Unknown, 6 times found in Anthropogenic, 4 times found in shrubs, 2 times found in dry grassland, 2 times found in S slope, calcarous rocks, 2 times found in walnut tree in open, 1 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 1 times found in hilltop, open, 1 times found in S-slope, near house, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on the ground, 1 times on wall, 1 times on tree, 1 times on shrubs, 1 times on rocks, 1 times on branch, 1 times in twig of a small oak, 1 times in twig (arboreal), 1 times in twig, 1 times in small pond, 1 times in dead twig or wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times search, 15 times Manual catch, 7 times beating, 4 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Window trap, 2 times Hand, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times sifting of soil samples, 1 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 250 - 1135 meters, 489 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1997-03-15 and 2020-06-30

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax tuberum tuberoaffinis: casent0909040; syntype of Temnothorax affinis: casent0907571; type of Leptothorax affinis: focol2006, focol2007

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