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Species: Forelius pruinosus   (Roger, 1863) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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

Taxonomic history


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Distribution Notes:



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


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



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 sand dunes, 2 times found in desert wash, 3 times found in grassland, ...

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

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times search, 19 times hand collecting, 16 times pitfall, 1 times under rock, 2 times direct collection, 5 times Ground forager, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times bait, 0 times hand collection, 1 times beat sheet, 00 am times at ultra violet light, 6, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2438 meters, 1221 meters average

Type specimens: not part of type series: casent0915583; syntype of Tapinoma anale: casent0922449

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