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Species: Aphaenogaster texana   Wheeler, 1915 

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Aphaenogaster texana carolensis, Aphaenogaster texana carolinensis, Aphaenogaster texana flemingi, Aphaenogaster texana furvescens, Aphaenogaster texana macrospina, Aphaenogaster texana miamiana, Aphaenogaster texana nana, Aphaenogaster texana punctithorax, Aphaenogaster texana silvestrii

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Aphaenogaster texana Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 412 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Stenamma fulvum aquia texanum Emery, 1895d PDF: 306; unavailable name.].
Senior synonym of Aphaenogaster furvescens, Aphaenogaster silvestrii: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 152.
[Unidentifiable taxa originally attached to Aphaenogaster texana: see entries under Aphaenogaster texana nana and Aphaenogaster texana punctithorax].
See also: Umphrey, 1996 PDF: 558 (key).

Taxon Page Images:

Aphaenogaster texana (Portal, Arizona, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Oak-hickory forest, 3 times found in Oak-pine-juniper woodland, 0 times found in Desert canyon forest, 1 times found in postoak/grass parkland, 2 times found in oak-juniper-pine woodland, 2 times found in fir-pine-oak forest, 1 times found in oak/pine woodland, 1 times found in hardwood forest, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times strays, 1 times new colony under stone nanite, 1 times nest beneath stone, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter sample, 1 times under stone near stream, 1 times on recently fallen wasp nest, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest in rotten wood, 1 times nest in dead wood on ground, 1 times in litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Search, 3 times winkler, 0 times log stage 4, 0 times log stage 5, 0 times Under stick, 0 times under rock, 1 times under stone; shade, 0 times Under wood, 1 times bait, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times in litter, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2256 meters, 1221 meters average

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