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Species Temnothorax schaumii

Temnothorax schaumii - female Acorn Ant  - Temnothorax schaumii Acorn Ant - Temnothorax schaumii small ant - Myrmica? - Temnothorax schaumii Ant - Temnothorax schaumii ant with blue spots - Temnothorax schaumii Tetramorium Tsushimae possible - Temnothorax schaumii Acorn ant - Temnothorax schaumii
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 Temnothorax (Acorn Ants)
Species schaumii (Temnothorax schaumii)
Eastern United States
"An arboreal species with short spines and the head shining, the latter character state visible at low magnification in the field. Nests are usually in dead branches or under loose bark on live hardwoods or conifers, usually the former. Can be either blackish brown or yellow, sometimes bicolored. Somewhat attracted to peanut butter or jelly baits." -- Deyrup and Cover 2004[cite:638963]