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Species: Aphaenogaster mariae   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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.


(based on species list records)
Nearctic Region: Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, North America, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas

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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