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Species: Crematogaster cerasi   (Fitch, 1855) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Myrmica cerasi Fitch, 1855 PDF: 835 (w.) U.S.A. (New York). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Crematogaster: Roger, 1863b PDF: 37; in Crematogaster (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922c PDF: 141; in Crematogaster (Crematogaster): Buren, 1968b PDF: 92.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Crematogaster lineolata: Smith, 1951c PDF: 809.
Senior synonym of Crematogaster kennedyi: Buren, in Smith, 1958c PDF: 125.
See also: Buren, 1968b PDF: 92; Johnson, 1988: 318.
Material of the unavailable name Crematogaster (Acrocoelia) lineolata subsp. cerasi var. punctinodis referred here: Buren, in Smith, 1958c PDF: 125.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Mesic forest, oak woodland, prairie edge , parks, campuses

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in grass, sage, bare soil, 1 times found in Hardwood forest edge, 2 times found in juniper woodland, 2 times found in suburban yard, 2 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in broadleaf forest edge, 1 times found in coastal granite barrens, 1 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 1 times found in pine/oak managed forest, 2 times found in suburban garden, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times entering crack at kitchen window, 6 times under stone, 1 times riverside, 2 times under stones, on vegetation, 1 times under dead wood, 1 times stray foragers on large rock, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times ex rotten stump, 1 times column on tree trunk, 1 times under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times Search, 5 times hand collecting, 5 times direct collection, 2 times sweeping, 1 times Winkler, 1 times bait trap|pine, 1 times captive colony, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times bait trap, 1 times bait trap|oaks.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2120 meters, 831 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1919-03-19 and 2019-08-24

Type specimens:

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