Stenamma Westwood

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 36-37

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171144

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DEBCE6E9-17D9-43A3-814B-0C3431DEBF4A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9E2AA724-FFF5-FFF1-FEBF-F92EC7B3FE6B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Stenamma Westwood
status

 

Genus Stenamma Westwood 

The species in this genus nest in soil and rotting wood, usually in mesic habitats. Stenamma  workers have rather cryptic foraging habits, and are often encountered in litter samples. California appears to a center of ongoing diversification for the group, resulting in a number of taxonomic difficulties. For identification purposes the images on AntWeb should be examined in consultation with the keys in Snelling (1973 c).

Species identification: keys in Snelling (1973 c). Additional references: Cole (1966 b), DuBois (1998), Smith (1957 b), Wheeler and Wheeler (1986g).