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Species: Nylanderia flavipes   (Smith, 1874) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tapinoma flavipes Smith, 1874b PDF: 404 (w.q.) JAPAN. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1900h PDF: 269 (m.).
Combination in Prenolepis: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 362.
Combination in Nylanderia: LaPolla et al., 2010a PDF: 127.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Japan
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Palearctic bioregion

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC: Japan, USA (MA), North Korea


Woodlands in highly urbanized and heavily impacted inner city parks. Active in leaf-litter. See also Ivanov (2008) Paratrechina Flavipes (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new exotic ant for Ohio (Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 110: 439–444).


Established Locally

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in amongst landscaping in yard, 1 times found in suburban, 1 times found in urban, 2 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in small woodland in city, 1 times found in suburban garden, 1 times found in city, 1 times found in park, 1 times found in park/garden, 1 times found in Port of entry, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times stray foragers on sidewalk, 3 times under stone, 1 times under stones, on vegetation, 1 times under ground, 1 times on road, 1 times on peony plant, 1 times ground nest, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times foraging on wall.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times hand collecting, 5 times search, 1 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 65 meters, 26 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1940-08-04 and 2017-10-04

Type specimens: Lectotype of Nylanderia flavipes: casent0903130

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