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Species: Crematogaster (Crematogaster) cerasi   (Fitch, 1855) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Myrmica cerasi Fitch, 1855 PDF: 834 (w.) U.S.A. (New York). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF: 912). Primary type locality: lectotype U.S.A.: New York (A. Fitch). Primary type depository: USNM. Primary type specimen: USNMENT00529078 (lectotype). Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 3 paralectotype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: USNM. (Source: Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF: 912.) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Ward & Blaimer, 2022 PDF: 912.
Combination in Crematogaster: Roger, 1863b PDF: 37.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1895d PDF: 282; Emery, 1922c PDF: 141.
Material of the unavailable name Crematogaster lineolata cerasi punctinodis referred here by Buren, in Smith, 1958c PDF: 125; Smith, 1979: 1378; Bolton, 1995b: 150.
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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:



Mesic forest, oak woodland, prairie edge , parks, campuses

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in grass, sage, bare soil, 3 times found in meadow, 2 times found in ponderosa pine woodland, 1 times found in Hardwood forest edge, 2 times found in suburban yard, 2 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in urban area, 1 times found in urban roadside, 1 times found in broadleaf forest edge, 1 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times entering crack at kitchen window, 5 times under stone, 2 times under dead wood, 1 times riverside, 1 times ex rotten stump, 1 times column on tree trunk, 2 times under stones, on vegetation, 1 times stray foragers on large rock, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times forager, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times search, 5 times direct collection, 4 times hand collecting, 2 times sweeping, 1 times Winkler, 1 times bait trap, 1 times bait trap|oaks, 1 times bait trap|pine, 1 times captive colony, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2120 meters, 725 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-05-07 00:00:00.0 and 2022-04-27 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Crematogaster cerasi: usnment00529078

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