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Species: Nylanderia flavipes   (Smith, 1874) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Tapinoma flavipes Smith, 1874b PDF: 404 (w.q.) JAPAN. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1900h PDF: 269 (m.).
Combination in Prenolepis: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 362; in Nylanderia (Nylanderia): Emery, 1910a PDF: 132; in Paratrechina (Nylanderia): Emery, 1925d PDF: 220; in Nylanderia: LaPolla, Brady & Shattuck, 2010A PDF: 127.


Nearctic Region: District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina
Neotropical Region: Mexico
Oceania Region: Niue
Palearctic Region: China, Iran, Japan, North Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC: Japan, USA (MA), North Korea


Woodlands in highly urbanized and heavily impacted inner city parks. Active in leaf-litter. See also Ivanov (2008) Paratrechina Flavipes (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new exotic ant for Ohio (Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 110: 439–444).


Established Locally

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in small wood in city, 1 times found in suburban, 1 times found in urban, 2 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in suburban garden, 0 times found in city, 0 times found in park, 1 times found in park/garden, 1 times found in Port of entry.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times stray foragers on sidewalk, 1 times under stone, 1 times under stones, on vegetation, 0 times under ground, 0 times on road, 1 times on peony plant, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground forager(s), 0 times foraging on wall.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times hand collecting, 0 times search.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 65 meters, 27 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Nylanderia flavipes: casent0903130

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