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Species: Temnothorax nylanderi   (Foerster, 1850) 

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Temnothorax nylanderi nylanderonigriceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Myrmica nylanderi Foerster, 1850a: 53 (m.) GERMANY. Palearctic. Primary type information: Aachen. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1855 PDF: 447 (w.q.).
Combination in Leptothorax: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 447; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax cingulata: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 447; of Temnothorax nylanderotuberum: Radchenko, 1995h PDF: 3; of Temnothorax nylanderocorticalis: Kutter, 1977c: 14.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Temnothorax nylanderi nylanderonigriceps.
See also: Radchenko, 2000: 43.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Middle, Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa, former USSR


dry, stony habitats, nesting under barks of trees


(Dutch vernacular name: bosslankmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 298 times found in Forest, 225 times found in Unknown, 40 times found in shrubs, 32 times found in Anthropogenic, 30 times found in heathlands, 22 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 17 times found in dry grassland, 16 times found in Wet grassland, 3 times found in Eucaliptos,mimosas, 3 times found in trees along river, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on the ground, 1 times Nest under driedmud at stone stairs, 2 times Forrajeando, 1 times Nido, 1 times leaf litter (-10-0 cm), 1 times in twig or acorn, 1 times in twig on ground, 1 times in leaf litter, 1 times in branch on the ground, 1 times foraging on leaves, 1 times Foraging, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 289 times Pitfall trap, 129 times Manual catch, 71 times sifting of soil samples, 11 times Hand, 14 times Malaise trap, 14 times search, 6 times beating, 6 times White color trap, 4 times insect net, 4 times Pitfall, 1 times hand collecting, ...

Elevations: collected from 8 - 1570 meters, 368 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax tuberum nylanderocorticalis: casent0909023

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