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Species: Crematogaster lineolata   (Say, 1836) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Myrmica lineolata Say, 1836 PDF: 290 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. "(no state data, [very common in various parts of the United States]." AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Note: type-locality U.S.A. (Massachusetts), after Morgan & Mackay, 2017 PDF: 221].
Combination in Atta: Mayr, 1863: 396;.
Combination in Crematogaster: Roger, 1863b: 37.
Combination in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 141.
Combination in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Buren, 1968b PDF: 93.
Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 129; Roger, 1863b: 37; Mayr, 1863: 396; Mayr, 1866b: 901 (redescription); Mayr, 1870b: 990 (in key); McCook, 1880: 187; Mayr, 1886d: 462; Cresson, 1887: 262; Dalla Torre, 1893: 83; Pergande, 1893: 36; Emery, 1895c: 281; Wheeler, W.M. 1904e: 301; Wheeler, W.M. 1905f: 378; Wheeler, W.M. 1906b: 3; Wheeler, W.M. 1906d: 336; Wheeler, W.M. 1908e: 479; Wheeler, W.M. 1908f: 621; Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 564; Santschi, 1911d: 5; Wheeler, W.M. 1916m: 585; Wheeler, W.M. 1917i: 461; Wheeler, W.M. 1919g: 111; Emery, 1922e: 141; Wheeler, W.M. 1932a: 9; Dennis, 1938: 282; Wesson, L.G. & Wesson, R.G. 1940: 93; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, E.W. 1944: 245; Buren, 1944a: 288; Enzmann, J. 1946c: 93; Brown, 1949a: 48; Creighton, 1950a: 210; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 809; Buren, 1968b: 93 (in key); Smith, D.R. 1979: 1379; Johnson, C. 1988: 319 (redescription); DuBois & LaBerge, 1988: 138; Deyrup, et al. 1989: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 156; Mackay & Mackay, 2002: 95; Coovert, 2005: 61; Ellison, et al. 2012: 239; Morgan & Mackay, 2017 PDF : 221 (redescription).
Senior synonym of Crematogaster columbiana: Mayr, 1886d: 462; Emery, 1922e: 141; Morgan & Mackay, 2017 PDF : 221.
Material of the unavailable name Crematogaster lutescens referred here by Creighton, 1950a PDF: 213.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster marylandica Mayr, 1886d: 462; Emery, 1922e: 141;Morgan & Mackay, 2017 PDF : 221.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster lineolata subopaca: Johnson, 1988: 319, 320.
Material of the unavailable name Crematogaster wheldeni referred here by Brown, 1949a PDF: 48.


 Species is native to: Nearctic bioregion (based on species list records).

Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Canada, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North America, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Virginia, Wisconsin
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Mexico

Distribution Notes:



Swampy and floodplain forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in short grass prairie, 2 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Black oak dunes, 0 times found in On mesquite, 0 times found in Mixed deciduous forest, 0 times found in Oak grove, 0 times found in Old-hickory forest, 0 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 0 times found in Elm oak forest, 0 times found in Poplar woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times strays, 2 times col. Robins Nature Trail, 2 times under stone, 1 times stray foragers on sidewalk, 1 times stray foragers on low vegetation, 1 times nest under rock below pine tree, 2 times nest under dead wood on ground, 1 times worker aggregation on elm trunk, 1 times on flowers, 1 times nest in dead, standing wood, 1 times ground nest, under mat of Corema and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times under rock, 1 times log stage 4, 1 times log stage 3, 5 times hand collecting, 5 times search, 0 times log stage 2, 0 times under wood, 0 times Under boulder, 0 times Under log, 3 times Berlese, 0 times direct collection, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1981 meters, 942 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Crematogaster lineolata lineolata lutescens: casent0904536; syntype of Crematogaster lineolata subopaca: casent0904537; syntype of Crematogaster opaca texana: casent0912717; syntype of Crematogaster punctulata: casent0919708

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