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Species Forelius pruinosus

Ants - Forelius pruinosus Ants - Forelius pruinosus Ants - Forelius pruinosus Odorous Ants on Dead Lizard - Forelius pruinosus Odorous Ants Swarming Caterpillar - Forelius pruinosus Ant - Forelius pruinosus Forelius pruinosus - female Very small ants - Forelius pruinosus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Dolichoderinae (Odorous Ants)
Tribe Leptomyrmecini
Genus Forelius
Species pruinosus (Forelius pruinosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Forelius pruinosus (Roger)
Orig. Comb: Tapinoma pruinosum Roger, 1863
Syn: Iridomyrmex pruinosus (Roger)
Identification
Photos - MacGown, Miss. State
Range
CA-FL-ME-ID / south to S. Amer. / W. Indies (AntWeb, etc.) - Type Locality: Cuba
Remarks
A common ant of sandy and other dryish, open, sparsely vegetated areas across the southern US and southward. [comment by James C. Trager]
Print References
Warter, S.L., J.C. Moser. & M.S. Blum. 1962. Some correlations between the foraging behavior of common nighthawks, Cbordeiles minor (Forester), and the swarming behavior of two species of ants, Atta texana (Buckley) and Iridomyrmex pruinosis (Roger). Sciences, 25: 42-46.