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Species: Nylanderia terricola   (Buckley, 1866) 

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See Also:

Nylanderia terricola_cf, Nylanderia terricola_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica terricola Buckley, 1866 PDF: 168 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Nylanderia vividula: Mayr, 1876 PDF: 78; Smith, 1951c PDF: 849.
Revived from synonymy and senior synonym of Nylanderia melanderi: Trager, 1984b PDF: 81.


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

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


Prairie, glade, pasture

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in wooded area near parking lot, 7 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 2 times found in juniper scrub, 2 times found in desert wash, 3 times found in Black oak dunes, 1 times found in oak scrub, along creek bed, 1 times found in postoak/grass parkland, 2 times found in Acacia woodland, 2 times found in Roadside meadow, 1 times found in juniper woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times under stone, 9 times under rock, 1 times nesting in ground under rock, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under rock, 2 times under boulder, 1 times strays, 1 times log stage 5, 1 times log stage 2, 1 times under log, 1 times under dung, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 1 times direct collection, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times hand collected, 0 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 98 - 1981 meters, 954 meters average

Type specimens:

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