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Species: Aphaenogaster mariae

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

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.

Distribution:

NEARCTIC: USA

Biology:

Mesic forest, oak woodland

Taxon Page Author History

On 2012-04-20 16:00:18 Alex Wild modified Images
On 2012-04-20 15:58:45 Alex Wild modified Images
On 2012-04-20 15:55:54 Alex Wild modified Images

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times Lindgren funnel

Elevations: collected at 360 m

Type specimens: Lectotype of Aphaenogaster mariae: casent0907688

(-1 examples)



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