(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists)
(according to species list records)
NEARCTIC: USA (AZ, MA)
Found in virtually all habitats, but most common in riparian, grassland and ruderal sites. Impermanent nests in preformed cavities and spaces.
Snelling list also recognizes a Tapinoma n. sp. From California.
The North American ants going by the name
are almost certainly a species complex, even with the exclusion of the following species.
Hamm, C. A., 2010, Multivariate discrimination and description of a new species of Tapinoma from the Western United States., Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103, pp. 20-29: 24-25,
Found most commonly in these habitats:
54 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 38 times found in cedar glade, 0 times found in in cultivated cotton, 0 times found in peripheral to cultivated cotton, 27 times found in oak woodland, 22 times found in deciduous forest, 23 times found in agricultural zone, 22 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 20 times found in oak/hickory forest near cedar glade, 16 times found in mixed forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats:
128 times under rock, 44 times under stone, 33 times litter, 12 times nest under stone, 13 times log stage 4, 6 times ex rotten log, 10 times strays, 11 times log stage 2, 1 times found under dry vegetation, 10 times under wood, 8 times ex sifted leaf litter, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods:
52 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 103 times search, 21 times pitfall trap, 58 times hand collecting, 64 times malaise trap, 38 times Berlese funnel, 24 times pitfall, 24 times Lindgren funnel, 18 times direct collection, 15 times sweeping, 9 times blacklight, ...
collected from 5 - 3202 meters, 1476 meters average
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