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Species Forelius pruinosus

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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
Tapinoma pruinosum Roger 1863; Iridomyrmex pruinosus (Roger)
Explanation of Names
Forelius pruinosus (Roger)
ME-ID to S. America; W. Indies(1)
A common ant of sandy and other dryish, open, sparsely vegetated areas across the southern US and southward. --James Trager
Print References
Warter S.L., Moser J.C., Blum M.S. (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.
Internet References
Fact sheet (Lubertazzi & Alpert 2010)