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Species: Forelius pruinosus   (Roger, 1863) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Forelius pruinosus analis, Forelius pruinosus testaceus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Tapinoma pruinosum Roger, 1863a PDF: 165 (w.) CUBA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington
Neotropical Region: Bahamas, Chihuahua, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Exumas, Francisco Morazán, Granada, Guanacaste, Hidalgo, Honduras, La Guajira, Managua, Nicaragua, San Salvador, Villa Clara
Palearctic Region: Baja California

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC: Cuba, USA (CA)

Biology:

Grassland or very open woodland with bare ground exposed, occasionally ruderal. Nests in soil or under rocks

Comments:

Snelling list recognizes F. analis (André 1893) as distinct from F. pruinosus, and lists both from California (as does Cuezzo, 2000).

Notes:

Established

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Forelius pruinosus   Guerrero, R. J. & Fernández, F., 2008, A new species of the ant genus Forelius (Formicidae: Dolichoderinae) from the dry forest of Colombia., Zootaxa 1958, pp. 51-60: 57-59, (download) 57-59 22407
Forelius pruinosus   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in desert, 11 times found in xerophyl scrub, 7 times found in desert scrub, 5 times found in agricultural zone, 0 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 0 times found in short grass prairie, 2 times found in Mojave desert wash, 2 times found in desert wash, 2 times found in sand dunes, 2 times found in urban, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times under stone, 5 times nest under rock, 4 times nest in soil, 3 times pitfall trap, 4 times ground foragers, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times nest in buried hollow stems, 1 times ground forager(s) (with crater nest), 2 times foragers, 1 times crater nests in sand, 1 times beating Eriodyction, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times search, 19 times hand collecting, 16 times pitfall, 1 times under rock, 5 times Ground forager, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times bait, 1 times beat sheet, 1 times Zona de compensacion, Pitfall T1E4, 0 times Roadside, 0 times rocky seacliff, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2438 meters, 1233 meters average

Type specimens: not part of type series: casent0915583



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