Strumigenys reflexa Wesson & Wesson, 1939

Booher, Douglas B., 2021, The ant genus Strumigenys Smith, 1860 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in western North America North of Mexico, Zootaxa 5061 (2), pp. 201-248 : 241

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5061.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D3925450-125B-4E92-8988-64ED1C544672

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5649586

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/DA6387B5-C700-0D1F-FF14-FF04FB43FD0A

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scientific name

Strumigenys reflexa Wesson & Wesson, 1939
status

 

Strumigenys reflexa Wesson & Wesson, 1939

Distribution. USA; in eastern USA from Florida to Maryland and west to Missouri; in western USA occurs in Kansas and Texas.

Comments. This ant is a relatively uncommon and wide-ranging eastern species. Like S. pulchella , S. reflexa colonies have most often been collected in rotting wood and stumps ( Wesson & Wesson 1939). DuBois (1985) reports the single colony collected in Kansas was nesting in rotted wood near a permanent waterway in a deciduous forest. Of the Texas specimens examined, one provided habitat details. The worker collected near Hemphill, Texas was extracted from a magnolia trunk in a beech bottom forest.

Material examined: USA, Texas, Sabine Co., 9 miles east of Hemphill , 31.341042, -93.692656, 76 m, 25 Jul 1989, ex. Berlese, Beech Bottom Magnolia trunk, 1 worker, coll. R. Anderson & E. Riley, (casent0799717)[ DBBC] GoogleMaps ; USA, Texas, San Jacinto Co., Big Creek Scenic Area , 30.513102, -95.090501, 83 m, 16 Jul 1998, 1 worker, coll. J.L. Cook & J.B. Martin, (casent0799716)[ DBBC] GoogleMaps ; USA, Texas, San Jacinto Co., Big Creek Scenic Area , 30.510552, -95.083337, 81 m, 18 Apr 1999, 1 worker, coll. J.L. Cook & J.B. Martin, (casent0799715)[ DBBC] GoogleMaps .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Strumigenys