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Species: Leptothorax canadensis   Provancher, 1887 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Leptothorax (Mychothorax) canadensis Provancher, 1887: 245 (w.q.m.) CANADA. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Material of the unavailable name Leptothorax convivialis referred here by Creighton, 1950a PDF: 276.
Combination in Leptothorax (Mychothorax): Emery, 1924f PDF: 261; in Leptothorax (Leptothorax): Wheeler & Wheeler, 1955b PDF: 21.
Junior synonym of Leptothorax muscorum: Brown, 1955a PDF: 47.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in conifer forest, 2 times found in 2nd growth conifer forest, 4 times found in shrub steppe, 3 times found in sparse conifer woods, 1 times found in conifer woods, 1 times found in ponderosa pine woodland, 5 times found in aspen grove, 2 times found in conifer/maple forest, 3 times found in subalpine scrub, 6 times found in Abies/aspen forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times in dead wood, 14 times under stone, 15 times foragers, 3 times nest in dead wood, 9 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times in rotten stump, 4 times on dead wood, 7 times strays, 3 times under dead wood, 2 times nest in soil, 3 times ex sifted litter, dead wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 125 times search, 13 times Davis sifter, 3 times winkler, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times sweeping vegetation, 1 times Winkler sample, one and a half mesh sacks filled, 1 times bait, 1 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 3110 meters, 1566 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax canadensis yankee: casent0904770

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