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Species Tetramorium species-e - Pavement Ant

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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 Myrmicinae
Tribe Crematogastrini
Genus Tetramorium
Species species-e (Pavement Ant)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Regarding North American ants formerly thought to be Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus, 1758), Dr. James C. Trager says: "Almost all are now species E, with the exception of a population of T. tsushimae introduced in and slowly moving outward from St. Louis. There are a few places in Missouri and nearby Illinois where the two meet up, and apparently the polygyne, unicolonial T. tsushimae eventually wins out against mono- or oligogyne, multicolonial sp. E."
Remarks
Introduced from Europe.
It is parasitized by another Myrmicine Anergates atratulus (also introduced).
Print References
Schlick-Steiner, Birgit C., Florian M. Steiner, Karl Moder, Bernhard Seifert, Matthias Sanetra, Eric Dyreson, Christian Stauffer, and Erhard Christian. 2006. A multidisciplinary approach reveals cryptic diversity in Western Palearctic Tetramorium ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40:259–273. (PDF)

Steiner, Florian M., Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner, James C. Trager, Karl Moder, Matthias Sanetra, Erhard Christian, and Christian Stauffer. 2006. Tetramorium tsushimae, a New Invasive Ant in North America. Biological Invasions 8(2):117-123. (PDF)
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