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Species: Aphaenogaster tennesseensis   (Mayr, 1862) 

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See Also:

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis ecalcarata, Aphaenogaster tennesseensis ecalcaratum

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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.

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC: USA (MA)

Biology:

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 Mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in hickory/ash 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 Chestnut oak woodland, ex sifted leaf litter..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times log stage 4, 0 times log stage 3, 2 times search, 1 times Winkler, 0 times log stage 2, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times hand collected, 0 times Hollow, rotting base (log stage 4) of live oak tree, 1 times Ponderosa pine stump, 0 times In gill fungus on sawdust pile, 1 times Rock outcrop, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1463 meters, 605 meters average

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



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