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Species: Forelius pruinosus   (Roger, 1863) 

Classification:
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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

Distribution:

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

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: 43 times found in pine/oak dune woodland, 5 times found in desert, 21 times found in on trail in pine/oak dune woodland, nest in soil, 11 times found in xerophyl scrub, 19 times found in xeric dune scrub, 19 times found in nest in sand near turkey oak/longleaf pine, 0 times found in scrub/dune habitat, 14 times found in in sandy open area with longleaf pine & turkey oak, 7 times found in desert scrub, 11 times found in turkey/oak sandhill scrub, nest in sand, ...

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, 1 times strays, 1 times at bait, 2 times stray foragers, 1 times nest in buried hollow stems, 3 times ground foragers, 1 times ground forager(s) (with crater nest), ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times search, 19 times hand collecting, 31 times malaise trap, 16 times pitfall, 12 times under rock, 5 times pitfall trap, 11 times direct collection, 5 times general collecting, 5 times Ground forager, 4 times peanut butter bait, 1 times bait, ...

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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