Tetramorium sp. E is now Tetramorium immigrans

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Tetramorium sp. E is now Tetramorium immigrans

Post: # 32723Post Batspiderfish
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:49 pm

I figured it's about time the news got here: using genetic analysis and male anatomical features, taxonomists have recognized our North American pavement ants to be Tetramorium immigrans, a species which invaded some time ago from the Mediterranean.

https://myrmecologicalnews.org/cms/index.php?option=com_download&view=download&filename=volume25/mn25_95-129_printable.pdf&format=raw
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Post: # 32724Post Batspiderfish
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:02 pm

edit: We do have Tetramorium in North America which aren't T. immigrans (including some endemic species), but this is our most common pavement ant by far.
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Re: Tetramorium sp. E is now Tetramorium immigrans

Post: # 32728Post idahoantgirl
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:13 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:02 pm
edit: We do have Tetramorium in North America which aren't T. immigrans (including some endemic species), but this is our most common pavement ant by far.
OOH! Good to know!
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Post: # 32784Post antsRlife
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:26 pm

entreating
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

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