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Species: Temnothorax americanus   (Emery, 1895) 

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See Also:

Temnothorax americanus_cf, Temnothorax americanus_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tomognathus americanus Emery, 1895d PDF: 272 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Harpagoxenus: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 494.
Combination in Protomognathus: Cover, in Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 65.
See also: Smith, 1939b PDF: 166.
// Distribution


  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: 3 times found in broadleaf forest, 2 times found in cedar/hardwood, 1 times found in oak forest, Pitch pine- Bear Oak woodland times found in Pine Barrens, 1 times found in Great Lakes hardwood forest, 1 times found in mixed forest, 1 times found in oak/hickory forest by spring fed pond, 1 times found in upland hardwood forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 41 times nest in acorn, 6 times nest in stick, 7 times nest in hickory nut, 3 times ex rotten hickory nut in leaf litter, 2 times ex sifted litter, 1 times mixed colony in acorn, 1 times Under bark on rotten pine branch, 1 times stick, 1 times nest in mockernut, 1 times in hickory nut colony, 1 times in colony of Temnothorax curvispinosus in Quercus alba acorn, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 58 times hand collecting, 2 times Winkler, 1 times search, 1 times malaise trap, 1 times Winkler sifting.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 345 meters, 76 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1891-09-30 and 2019-05-26

Type specimens: syntype of Protomognathus americanus: casent0904772

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