Tetramorium hispidum

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Tetramorium hispidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. hispidum
Binomial name
Tetramorium hispidum
(Wheeler, W.M., 1915)

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Specimen labels

This ant nests in soil with small mounds surrounding the nest entrance. Thorn scrub desert at lower elevations is the preferred habitat although occasionally nests are found as high as 1000 meters.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Southern Arizona through New Mexico and into western Texas. Northern Mexico.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Number of workers in a nest can exceed several hundred or more. Typically nesting in lower elevation thorn scrub, they are occasionally found at elevations up to 1,400 meters in oak woodland.

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • hispidum. Xiphomyrmex spinosus subsp. hispidus Wheeler, W.M. 1915b: 415 (w.) U.S.A. Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1979: 161. Raised to species: Bolton, 1979: 161.

Description

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