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Species: Aphaenogaster occidentalis   (Emery, 1895) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Stenamma (Aphaenogaster) subterraneum subsp. occidentale Emery, 1895d PDF: 301 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c: 60.
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster borealis and material of the unavailable name Aphaenogaster manni referred here: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 150.
Raised to species: Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 21.

Taxon Page Images:

A queen Aphaenogaster occidentalis in the nest (Blodgett Forest, California, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2012-04-20 17:00:07 Alex Wild modified Images
On 2012-04-20 16:54:53 Alex Wild modified Images

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in pine forest, 2 times found in Riparian woodland around stream; mostly Acer grandidentata, abundant Rubus parviflorus in understory., 13 times found in shrub steppe, 11 times found in redwood forest, 7 times found in oak woodland, 6 times found in conifer forest, 5 times found in suburban garden, 5 times found in pine/oak woodland, 6 times found in oak grove, 6 times found in riparian orchard, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 85 times Search, 38 times hand collecting, 23 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 29 times aspirated, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times under rock, 1 times in horse manure, 6 times winkler, 2 times hand coll., 4 times Davis sifter, 1 times Winkler sifter, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3565 meters, 1071 meters average

Type specimens:

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