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Species: Aphaenogaster tennesseensis   (Mayr, 1862) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Atta tennesseensis Mayr, 1862 PDF: 743 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 30.
in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895d PDF: 301; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c: 60.
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster subrubra: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 365; of Aphaenogaster laevis: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 446; of Aphaenogaster ecalcaratum: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 151.

Taxon Page Images:

Aphaenogaster tenneessensis queen & worker (Champaign, Illinois). 
Image copyright Alex Wild.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: United States

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, oak woodland

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in beech maple forest, 0 times found in Beech-maple forest, 0 times found in oak-hickory forest, 1 times found in managed broadleaf forest, 1 times found in on large oak, 0 times found in ponderosa pine-oak forest, 1 times found in riparian mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Mixed oak bluff forest, 0 times found in roadside, 2 times found in hardwood forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times trailing into crack, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times nests under bark of dead and down tree, 1 times strays, 1 times strays; Prenolepis nest in soil, 1 times roadside, 1 times nest in stump, brood & sexuals in nest, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times log stage 4, 1 times direct collection, 0 times log stage 3, 0 times log stage 2, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times search, 1 times Winkler, 2 times hand collected, 0 times Base of tree, 0 times Dead stump, 0 times log stage 2; ravine, ...

Elevations: collected from 15 - 1463 meters, 571 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Atta tennesseensis: casent0916081; type of Atta tenneseensis: focol1230

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