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Species: Crematogaster cerasi   (Fitch, 1855) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Myrmica cerasi Fitch, 1855: 835 (w.) U.S.A. (New York). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster: Roger, 1863b: 37; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 141; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Buren, 1968b PDF: 92.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Crematogaster lineolata: Smith, 1951c: 809.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster kennedyi: Buren, in Smith, 1958c: 125.
See also: Buren, 1968b PDF: 92; Johnson, 1988: 318.
Material of the unavailable name Crematogaster lineolata cerasi punctinodis referred here: Buren, in Smith, 1958c: 125.


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Canada, Chihuahua, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North America, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Mexico

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, oak woodland, prairie edge , parks, campuses

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Hardwood forest edge, 2 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 2 times found in grass, sage, bare soil, 2 times found in suburban yard, 1 times found in urban area, 1 times found in urban roadside, 1 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 1 times found in pine/oak managed forest, 2 times found in suburban garden, 1 times found in mixed coniferous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times riverside, 2 times under stones, on vegetation, 2 times under stone, 1 times stray foragers on large rock, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on tree trunk, Crematogaster under dead wood, pasture ab times forest edge near Double Gap stream. 1, 1 times column on tree trunk, 1 times single worker under rock, 1 times nest under small rock, 1 times nest in stump, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Search, 5 times hand collecting, 0 times direct collection, 0 times sweeping, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Sunflower, 1 times bait trap field, 1 times bait trap oaks, 1 times bait trap pine.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1680 meters, 622 meters average

Type specimens:

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