Nylanderia Emery

Ivanov, Kaloyan, Hightower, Liberty, Dash, Shawn T. & Keiper, Joe B., 2019, 150 years in the making: first comprehensive list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Virginia, USA, Zootaxa 4554 (2), pp. 532-560: 542-543

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Nylanderia Emery


Nylanderia Emery 

* arenivaga (Wheeler, W.M.)  . Suffolk: South Quay Natural Area Preserve , 36.59513° N, - 76.89972° W, 8 m, 30.ix.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2949, nest in sand with a crater-like mound, along dirt road through successional scrub oak-pine forest, pine barrensGoogleMaps  ; Virginia Beach: First Landing State Park , 36.91888° N, - 76.05336° W, 6 m, 30.viii.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2906, nest in sand with a crater-like mound, under a small Quercus virginiana  , maritime forest ( VMNH)GoogleMaps  .

* concinna (Trager). Fairfax: Alexandria, Gentele Court, east of Telegraph Rd., south of Cameron Run, 36° 46.7´ N, 77° 5.7´ W, 22.v.1987, SP Cover leg., SPC1027, baited with honey, residential neighborhood, moist shady backyard with clay soil, RJ Kallal det. January 2011 (MCZ: MCZENT589750, MCZENT589751, MCZENT589752); Northampton: Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve, 37.15482° N, - 75.94681° W, 1 m, 13.iv.2017, K Ivanov leg., KI2710, soil nest under a large, flat rock, edge of Spartina  salt marsh (VMNH).

faisonensis (Forel). Accomack, Amherst, Fairfax, Halifax, Hampton, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Isle of Wight, Mecklenburg, Newport News, Northampton, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince William, Scott, Shenandoah, Suffolk, Sussex, Virginia Beach, York (JTLC, MCZ, STDC, USNM, VMNH). Literature records: Fairfax, Southampton, Suffolk ( Kjar & Barrows 2004, Kjar 2009, Kallal & Lapolla 2012, Kjar & Park 2016), “ Virginia ” ( Trager 1984, Peck et al. 1998, Guenard et al. 2012).

E flavipes (Smith)  . Arlington, Fairfax (MCZ, USNM). Literature records: Arlington ( Wetterer 2011c), “ Virginia ” ( Guenard et al. 2012).

parvula (Mayr)  . “ Virginia ” (NMSU). Literature records: Giles, Loudoun ( Cole 1949, Kallal & Lapolla 2012), “ Virginia ” ( Mayr 1886, Emery 1893, Trager 1984, Peck et al. 1998, Guenard et al. 2012).

cf. terricola (Buckley)  . Literature records: Virginia Beach ( Guenard & Drew 2011).

Workers of this species are nearly impossible to separate from the much more likely vividula and males are required for proper identification. We have retained this record as N. terricola  has been recorded from Pennsylvania and Tennessee and it is thus likely also to occur in Virginia ( Kallal & Lapolla 2012).

* vividula (Nylander). Gloucester: Gloucester Point, Virginia Institute of Marine Science campus, 37.24949° N, - 76.49733° W, 6 m, 3-4.x.2017, K Ivanov leg., yellow pan traps, flower bed at edge of mowed lawn, coastal urban area; Virginia Beach: Camp Pendleton Annex, between Regulus Road and Lovetts Marsh, 36.80476° N, - 75.96780° W, 13.ii.-19.iii.2008, AV Evans & ME Dougherty leg., pitfall traps, maritime swamp forest; Camp Pendleton Annex, between Regulus Road and coastal dunes, 19.iii.2008, AV Evans & ME Dougherty leg., under concrete block, coastal dunes; Camp Pendleton Annex, 19.iii.2008, AV Evans & ME Dougherty leg., colony under concrete block, coastal dunes (VMNH).


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