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Species: Aphaenogaster treatae   Forel, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Aphaenogaster treatae Forel, 1886b PDF: xl (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. Primary type information: Vineland [39°29′N 75°2′W], New Jersey (Mary Treat); CASENT0907701; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895d PDF: 302.
Combination in Aphaenogaster: Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 114.
Material of the unavailable name Aphaenogaster alabamensis referred here: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 153.
Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921c: 60.

Taxon Page Images:

An Aphaenogaster treatae worker carries an aphid (Dixon Springs, Illinois, USA).
Image copyright Alex Wild.


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

Distribution Notes:



Sand prairie, sandy old field, or other sandy or other highly-drained, acid soil habitats (loess hills)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Black oak dunes, 0 times found in Oak-hickory forest, 0 times found in Mixed deciduous forest, 1 times found in scrubby flatwoods, 0 times found in mixed deciduous-pine forest, 0 times found in Mixed oak bluff forest, 0 times found in pine forest, 0 times found in Black oak invasion, 0 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 1 times found in ceretiola habitat, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in sand.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Sweetfern pitfall, 0 times In sand, 0 times under bark, in soil, 1 times Berlese, 1 times hand collected, 1 times Nest in sand, 1 times Roots of Hemmock, In sand and burnt leaf litter, 0 times sweet fern pitfall.

Elevations: collected at 213 m

Type specimens: labeled as “cotype” but not a true type as it is not from the type locality: casent0900414; Lectotype of Aphaenogaster treatae: casent0907701

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