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Species: Temnothorax nylanderi   (Foerster, 1850) 

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Temnothorax nylanderi nylanderonigriceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Myrmica nylanderi Foerster, 1850a: 53 (m.) GERMANY. Palearctic. Primary type information: Aachen AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1855 PDF: 447 (w.q.).
Combination in Leptothorax: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 447; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 271.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax cingulata: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 447; of Temnothorax nylanderotuberum: Radchenko, 1995h PDF: 3; of Temnothorax nylanderocorticalis: Kutter, 1977c: 14.
See also: Radchenko, 2000: 43.
Current subspecies: nominal plus T. n. nylanderonigriceps.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Middle, Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa, former USSR


dry, stony habitats, nesting under barks of trees


(Dutch vernacular name: bosslankmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 299 times found in Forest, 225 times found in Unknown, 40 times found in shrubs, 32 times found in Anthropogenic, 30 times found in heathlands, 22 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 17 times found in dry grassland, 16 times found in Wet grassland, 3 times found in Eucaliptos,mimosas, 3 times found in trees along river, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on the ground, 1 times under loose bark dead wood, 2 times on leaves, 1 times Nido, 1 times Nest under driedmud at stone stairs, 1 times in pine stump, 2 times hotel garden, 2 times Forrajeando, 1 times Foraging, 1 times Duna, 1 times concrete/stones, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 289 times Pitfall trap, 129 times Manual catch, 71 times sifting of soil samples, 21 times search, 11 times Hand, 14 times Malaise trap, 6 times beating, 6 times White color trap, 4 times Pitfall, 1 times hand collecting, 4 times insect net, ...

Elevations: collected from 8 - 1570 meters, 373 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-07-01 and 2020-04-19

Type specimens: syntype of Leptothorax tuberum nylanderocorticalis: casent0909023

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