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Species: Aphaenogaster mariae   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

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.




Mesic forest, oak woodland

Taxon Page Author History

On 2012-04-20 16:00:18 Alex Wild modified Images
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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

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