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Species: Dolichoderus pustulatus   Mayr, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Dolichoderus pustulatus Mayr, 1886d PDF: 436 (w.q.) U.S.A. (New Jersey). Nearctic. Type notes: Type-locality designated as New Jersey by Creighton, 1950a PDF: 335. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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

Distribution Notes:



Fens, prairies, glades and wooded glade edges. Nests cryptic in soil among plant roots.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 77 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 12 times found in soil litter from Black Belt Prairie, 8 times found in Tamarack bog, 8 times found in pitcher plant bog, 2 times found in sphagnum bog, 2 times found in wetland, 1 times found in rainforest wetland, 1 times found in pitcher-plant bog, 1 times found in Sedge meadow, 1 times found in barren zone of cedar glade, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in dead stem, 1 times ground nest, 2 times Typha stem, 1 times on sedge inflorescence, 1 times Dolichoderus workers in base of Spartina clump, pond edge in "saplings, 1 times in typha stem, 1 times in dead stick, 1 times in bog mat, 1 times ex dead stem of Sarracenia, 1 times ex dead pitcher-plant leaf, 1 times crawling over leaves on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 41 times pitfall trap, 36 times sweeping, 12 times Berlese funnel, 3 times search, 2 times direct collection, 1 times hand collected.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 100 meters, 40 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1919-05-25 and 2017-07-31

Type specimens: syntype of Dolichoderus pustulatus: casent0902960, casent0915564; W.MacKay: mem202928, mem202929

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