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Species: Prenolepis imparis   (Say, 1836) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

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

Taxonomic history

Combination in Prenolepis: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 431.
See also: Wheeler, 1930c PDF: 16.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, Panama, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, oak woodland, prairie edge, parks, campuses

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 140 times found in deciduous forest, 18 times found in on swimming pool surface, 27 times found in oak woodland, 25 times found in mixed forest, 14 times found in chaparral, 17 times found in upland hardwood forest, 11 times found in mixed hardwood/pine coastal woodland, 6 times found in urban, 2 times found in desert canyon, 7 times found in oak/hickory forest, Black Belt Prairie, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 42 times litter, 10 times under stone, 10 times sifted litter, 9 times under rock, 3 times strays, 9 times leaf litter, 7 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 6 times pitfall trap, 1 times foragers, 1 times under rocky outcropping, 5 times ex sifted leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 178 times pitfall trap, 126 times Lindgren funnel, 49 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 67 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan, 49 times Berlese funnel, 27 times hand collecting, 19 times search, 17 times malaise trap, 17 times beating trees and shrubs, 4 times sweeping, 11 times direct collection, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2286 meters, 608 meters average

Type specimens: not part of a type series: focol2720; syntype of Prenolepis imparis minuta: casent0905673; syntype of Prenolepis imparis testacea: casent0905672

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