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Species: Temnothorax longispinosus   (Roger, 1863) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Leptothorax longispinosus Roger, 1863a PDF: 180 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895d PDF: 321 (q.); Wheeler, 1903d PDF: 238 (m.); Crozier, 1970a PDF: 117 (k.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1989a PDF: 323 (l.).
Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
See also: Mackay, 2000 PDF: 358.
// Distribution


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

Distribution Notes:



Forest, woodland, parks, campuses, probably most often arboreal, especially in oaks

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 9 times found in Beech-maple forest, 3 times found in mixed broadleaf/pine forest, 3 times found in Great Lakes hardwood forest, 3 times found in broadleaf forest, 4 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 1 times found in Mesic Hardwood forest, 1 times found in oak maple woodland, 1 times found in mixed mesic hardwood forest, 2 times found in maple/beech/oak forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 38 times nest in acorn, 7 times nest in hickory nut, 5 times nest in stick, 5 times ex rotten hickory nut in leaf litter, 3 times in acorn, 2 times nest in rotten acorn on leaf litter, 3 times under stone, 1 times mixed colony in acorn, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times foragers on low riparian vegetation along a small stream feeding a man-made pond, 3 times under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 61 times hand collecting, 6 times direct collection, 6 times search, 4 times Winkler, 1 times baited peanut butter, 1 times hand collected, 1 times berlese, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, 1 times Colony Collection.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1448 meters, 145 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-02-01 and 2019-05-26

Type specimens:

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