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Species: Aphaenogaster mariae   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Aphaenogaster mariae Forel, 1886b PDF: 4 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895d PDF: 301; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c: 58.

Taxon Page Images:

An Aphaenogaster mariae worker adds soil to liquid food resource to serve as a "sponge" for transporting the food back to her nest. This curious behavior is typical of many North American Aphaenogaster species. (Urbana, Illinois, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.


Nearctic Region: Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, oak woodland

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in sandhill/bluffs.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Lindgren funnel.

Elevations: collected at 360 m

Type specimens: Lectotype of Aphaenogaster mariae: casent0907688

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