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Species: Temnothorax affinis   (Mayr, 1855) 

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(Mann, 1920)

See Also:

Temnothorax affinis_cf, Temnothorax affinis_cf_cr01, Temnothorax affinis_cf_cr02, Temnothorax affinis_cf_do01

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Leptothorax affinis Mayr, 1855 PDF: 442 (w.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1874 PDF: 88 (q.); Stitz, 1914 PDF: 62 (m.).
Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax tirolensis: Emery, 1914c PDF: 158 (footnote).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Cuba
    Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Open forests & forest edges, nests in wood


(Dutch vernacular name: boomslankmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in Forest, 19 times found in Unknown, 6 times found in Anthropogenic, 4 times found in shrubs, 2 times found in square in town, 2 times found in walnut tree in open, 2 times found in dry grassland, 2 times found in S slope, calcarous rocks, 2 times found in lake shore, 1 times found in Margen río, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on the ground, 1 times in dead twig, 1 times in dead branch, 1 times in branch, 1 times Forrajeando al sol, 1 times ex dead branch of Sambucus nigra, 1 times deciduous shrubs, 1 times dead twig on ~ 1 m, 1 times arboreal, in oak twig, 1 times Agalla, 1 times sidewalk, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times search, 15 times Manual catch, 7 times beating, 4 times Pitfall trap, 2 times Window trap, 2 times Hand, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times sifting of soil samples.

Elevations: collected from 250 - 1135 meters, 490 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1997-03-15 and 2020-08-01

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax tuberum tuberoaffinis: casent0909040; syntype of Temnothorax affinis: casent0907571; type of Leptothorax affinis: focol2006, focol2007

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