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Species: Discothyrea testacea   Roger, 1863 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Discothyrea testacea Roger, 1863a PDF: 177 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype worker(s), syntype queen(s) (numbers not stated). Type-locality: none given. Type-depository: MNHU. Type notes: Type-locality “Nord America”, after Roger, 1863b PDF: 21; “probably one of the Carolinas”, after Smith, 1955c PDF: 98, Smith & Wing, 1955 PDF: 112. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214

D. testaceaHNS nov. sp.

[[ worker ]] kaum 1.5 Millim. lang, hell rostgelb, kahl, ohne Glanz, sehr undeutlich, kaum erkennbar, gerunzelt punktirt.

[[ queen ]] weniger als 2 Millim. lang, ebenso gefaerbt mit schwarzen Ocellen und Fluegelansaetzen, Hinterleib schwach glaenzend.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 17 times found in soil & litter at base of Quercus virginiana in chenier woodland, 5 times found in at bases of Pinus spp. In mixed longleaf pine/hardwood forest, 3 times found in mixed forest, 3 times found in hardwood/pine forest near Estuary, 3 times found in at base of Pinus taeda on ridge in mixed forest, 3 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 3 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 2 times found in cedar/pine forest, 2 times found in undulating mixed hardwood/pine forest, 2 times found in litter of very large, old live oak, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times soil and litter, 2 times pine litter, 1 times from litter at base of pine tree, 1 times thin leaf mold, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times litter of Quercus champani, 1 times litter and soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 29 times Berlese funnel, 5 times Winkler, 3 times Berlese, 1 times Berlese sample, 1 times lindgren funnel trap, 1 times general collecting, 1 times hand sifting litter, 1 times interception trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 556 meters, 304 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1927-04-01 and 2014-06-28

Type specimens: type of Discothyrea testacea: focol0935

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