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Species: Tapinoma sessile   (Say, 1836) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Tapinoma sessile_cf, Tapinoma sessile boreale

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Formica sessilis Say, 1836 PDF: 287 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

NEARCTIC: USA (AZ, MA)

Biology:

Found in virtually all habitats, but most common in riparian, grassland and ruderal sites. Impermanent nests in preformed cavities and spaces.

Comments:

Snelling list also recognizes a Tapinoma n. sp. From California.

Notes:

The North American ants going by the name Tapinoma sessile are almost certainly a species complex, even with the exclusion of the following species.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tapinoma sessile   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Tapinoma sessile   Hamm, C. A., 2010, Multivariate discrimination and description of a new species of Tapinoma from the Western United States., Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103, pp. 20-29: 24-25, (download) 24-25 23125 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 23 times found in agricultural zone, 14 times found in oak woodland, 7 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 8 times found in shrub steppe, 2 times found in Meadow, 0 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 2 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 6 times found in coastal scrub, 5 times found in Aspen forest, 2 times found in subalpine forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 31 times Under rock, 80 times search, 52 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 42 times hand collecting, 23 times pitfall, 3 times Log stage 4, 1 times Log stage 2, 6 times under wood, 0 times Log stage 3, 1 times Under boulder, 2 times Davis sifter, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3202 meters, 1527 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype: casent0172856, casent0172857

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