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Tetramorium sp. E is now Tetramorium immigrans

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:49 pm
by Batspiderfish
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

Re: Tetramorium sp. E is now Tetramorium immigrans

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:02 pm
by Batspiderfish
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.

Re: Tetramorium sp. E is now Tetramorium immigrans

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:13 am
by idahoantgirl
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!

Re: Tetramorium sp. E is now Tetramorium immigrans

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:26 pm
by antsRlife
entreating