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Species: Dolichoderus taschenbergi   (Mayr, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Hypoclinea taschenbergi Mayr, 1866a PDF: 498 (w.) NORTH AMERICA. Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated. Primary type locality: North America (no further data). Primary type depository: probably EMAU (according to MacKay, 1993b PDF: 99, but not seen by him). Type notes: 1) Wheeler, 1905g PDF: 310, records “Types from Louisiana”, but there is no evidence that this is correct. 2) Mayr says material is “im zoologischen Museum in Halle”; perhaps also in NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dolichoderus: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 437.
Status as species: Mayr, 1870b PDF: 958 (in key); Mayr, 1886d PDF: 436 (in key); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 258; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 161; Emery, 1895d PDF: 330; Wheeler, 1904f PDF: 304; Wheeler, 1905g PDF: 309 (redescription); Wheeler, 1906g PDF: 10; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 568; Emery, 1913a PDF: 11; Dennis, 1938 PDF: 292; Wing, 1939 PDF: 163; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 336; Smith, 1951c PDF: 834; Smith, 1958c PDF: 139; Carter, 1962a PDF: 7 (in list); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1966 PDF: 728; Smith, 1967a PDF: 364; Francoeur, 1977b PDF: 207; Smith, 1979: 1416; Francoeur & Elias, 1985 PDF: 303; Johnson, 1989a PDF: 4 (redescription); MacKay, 1993b PDF: 99 (redescription); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 69; Wheeler et al., 1994 PDF: 304; Bolton, 1995b: 176; Coovert, 2005 PDF: 105; MacGown & Forster, 2005 PDF: 64; Ellison et al., 2012: 102.
Senior synonym of Dolichoderus taschenbergi gagates Wheeler, 1905: Smith, 1979: 1416; MacKay, 1993b PDF: 99; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 69; Coovert, 2005 PDF: 105.
Senior synonym of Dolichoderus taschenbergi wheeleriella: (unnecessary (second) replacement name): Smith, 1951c PDF: 834; Smith, 1979: 1416; MacKay, 1993b PDF: 100; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 176.
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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:

Statewide but sporadic


Fens, prairies, glades and wooded glade edges. Nests cryptic in soil among plant roots, occasionally with a domelike mound of plant fragments.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in heath, 1 times found in mixedwood forest, junction of dirt road and powerline cut, 1 times found in mixedwood forest, powerline cut, 0 times found in mouse burrow entrance, 1 times found in next to Pinus palustris, 1 times found in Orchard, 1 times found in Pinus strobus forest, 1 times found in Prairie, 1 times found in Shore rocks.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times mound nest, 1 times Sphagnum moss, 1 times shrub layer, 1 times pine and oak, 1 times In grass clumps, 1 times in glenmora thached nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall trap, 1 times search, 1 times at fish (salmon) bait.

Elevations: collected from 61 - 777 meters, 218 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-09-24 00:00:00.0 and 2014-08-12 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Dolichoderus taschenbergi: casent0902961; syntype of Dolichoderus taschenbergi wheeleriella: casent0909457; syntype of Hypoclinea taschenbergi: casent0915568

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