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Species: Aphaenogaster lamellidens   Mayr, 1886 

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Aphaenogaster lamellidens nigripes

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Aphaenogaster lamellidens Mayr, 1886d PDF: 444 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895d PDF: 302; in Aphaenogaster: Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 114; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c: 58.
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster nigripes: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 144.

Taxon Page Images:

Ants of the genus Aphaenogaster are important scavengers and predators in eastern deciduous forests. Here, Aphaenogaster lamellidens workers pull a living centipede from its burrow (Dixon Springs, Illinois, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.


Illinois River Valley?


Mesic forest, oak woodland

Taxon Page Author History

On 2012-04-20 16:50:10 Alex Wild modified Images
On 2012-04-20 16:46:43 Alex Wild modified Images

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Mixed deciduous forest, 1 times found in Moist hardwood forest, 1 times found in piedmont woodland, 1 times found in dead loblolly Pine 1-2, 1 times found in Hardwoods in lawn, 0 times found in Oak-hickory forest, 1 times found in oak/palm hammock, 1 times found in sandhill/bluffs, 0 times found in Cypress swamp

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 4 times search, 2 times hand collected, 0 times Log stage 4, 0 times on cypress trunk, 1 times under bark dead loblolly pine, 1 times under bark pine log, 1 times in trunk

Elevations: collected from 5 - 240 meters, 178 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster lamellidens: casent0900413

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