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Species Nesomyrmex wilda

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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 Nesomyrmex
Species wilda (Nesomyrmex wilda)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nesomyrmex wilda (Smith, 1943)
Orig. Comb: Leptothorax (Goniothorax) wilda Smith, 1943
Identification
Looks very similar to Temnothorax and has 3 pairs of blunt spines on the thoracic dorsum. This combination of characters are found in no other US ant.
Range
Hidalgo & Cameron Co., TX to Panama - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
Arboreal dead wood cavity nester, from sound to decayed and powdery. Does not seem to be picky about tree species for nesting.
Print References
O’Keefe, S.T., J.L. Cook, T. Dudek, D.F. Wunneburger, M.D. Guzman, R.N. Coulson, and S.B. Vinson. 2000. The distribution of ants in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplemental Issue No. 22. 92 pp. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Ward P.S. (2002-) AntWeb
2.The distribution of ants in Texas.
O’Keefe, S.T., J.L. Cook, T. Dudek, D.F. Wunneburger, M.D. Guzman, R.N. Coulson, and S.B. Vinson. 2000. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplemental Issue No. 22. 92 pp.