Tetramorium Mayr

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 37

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21008

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scientific name

Tetramorium Mayr
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Genus Tetramorium Mayr  HNS 

There is one native species of Tetramorium  HNS  in California, T. spinosum (Pergande)  HNS  , which occurs in open dry habitats of southern California, and one introduced European species, T. caespitum (Linnaeus)  HNS  (the pavement ant), which is found in urban and agricultural areas of central and northern California. Both are ground-nesting, with generalist foraging habits. Four other non-native species, of tropical origin, have been recorded occasionally from the state.

Species identification: keys in Bolton (1979). Additional references: Astruc et al. (2001), Brown (1957d), Bruder and Gupta (1972), Knight and Rust (1990), Longhurst et al. (1980), Martinez (1993), Merickel and Clark (1994), Sanetra and Buschinger (2000), Steiner et al. (2005).