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Species: Temnothorax longispinosus   (Roger, 1863) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Leptothorax longispinosus Roger, 1863a PDF: 180 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Temnothorax (Myrafant): Smith, 1950a PDF: 30; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
See also: Mackay, 2000 PDF: 358.


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

Distribution Notes:



Forest, woodland, parks, campuses, probably most often arboreal, especially in oaks

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Beech-maple forest, 6 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 4 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 1 times found in Mesic Hardwood forest, 1 times found in managed broadleaf forest, 2 times found in mixed broadleaf, hemlock woods, 1 times found in mixed conif. forest, 1 times found in Oak Hickory Forest, Southern Appalachian, 1 times found in oak maple woodland, 1 times found in small woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in rotten acorn on leaf litter, 2 times under stone, 3 times under rock, 2 times sifted leaf litter, 2 times log stage 4, 2 times log stage 2, 1 times ground foragers, 2 times ground forager, 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times under same stone as PSW16505, 1 times under bark of live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times direct collection, 3 times hand collecting, 5 times search, 3 times Winkler, 1 times baited peanut butter, 1 times berlese, 1 times hand collected, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, 1 times Colony Collection.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1448 meters, 329 meters average

Type specimens:

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