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Tapinoma sessile ants tending Prociphilus tessellatus, Woolly Alder Aphid
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Tapinoma sessile, worker
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Tapinoma sessile ants tending Prociphilus tessellatus, Woolly Alder Aphid
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Tapinoma sessile ants tending Prociphilus tessellatus, Woolly Alder Aphid
Tapinoma sessile, worker in fingers for scale
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Tapinoma sessile, worker with larvae
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Species: Tapinoma sessile   (Say, 1836) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Formica sessilis Say, 1836 PDF : 287 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895d PDF : 333 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1951 PDF : 196 (l.); Crozier, 1970a PDF : 119 (k.); Taber & Cokendolpher, 1988 PDF : 95 (k.).
Combination in Tapinoma : Smith, 1858a PDF : 57.
Senior synonym of Tapinoma parva , Tapinoma boreale Roger, [no year] (and its junior synonym Tapinoma boreale Provancher, [no year] ): Mayr, 1886d PDF : 434; Creighton, 1950a PDF : 353; of Tapinoma gracilis : Emery, 1895d PDF : 337; Wheeler, 1902g PDF : 20; Creighton, 1950a PDF : 353; of Tapinoma dimmocki : Shattuck, 1992c PDF : 153.
See also: Smith, 1928a PDF : 307; Smith, 1979 : 1422; Kupyanskaya, 1990a : 156; Shattuck, 1994 PDF : 153; Hamm, 2010 PDF : 24.

Distribution:

  Species is native to: Nearctic bioregion (based on species list records).

Nearctic Region:  Alabama , Alberta , Arizona , Arkansas , Baja California , British Columbia , California , Canada , Colorado , Florida , Georgia , Hidalgo , Idaho , Illinois , Indiana , Iowa , Kansas , Louisiana , Maine , Manitoba , Maryland , Massachusetts , Michigan , Minnesota , Mississippi , Missouri , Montana , Nebraska , Nevada , New Jersey , New Mexico , New York , North America , North Carolina , North Dakota , Nova Scotia , Ohio , Oklahoma , Ontario , Oregon , Pennsylvania , Sonora , South Carolina , South Dakota , Tennessee , Texas , United States , Utah , Virginia , Washington , West Virginia , Wisconsin , Wyoming
Neotropical Region:  Americas , Central America , Chiapas , Mexico
Oceania Region:  Hawaii

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC: USA (AZ, MA)

Biology:

Found in virtually all habitats, but most common in riparian, grassland and ruderal sites. Impermanent nests in preformed cavities and spaces.

Comments:

Snelling list also recognizes a Tapinoma n. sp. From California.

Notes:

The North American ants going by the name Tapinoma sessile are almost certainly a species complex, even with the exclusion of the following species.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi )

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Tapinoma sessile   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Tapinoma sessile   Hamm, C. A., 2010, Multivariate discrimination and description of a new species of Tapinoma from the Western United States., Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103, pp. 20-29: 24-25, (download) 24-25 23125 GoogleMaps

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in oak woodland, 23 times found in agricultural zone, 7 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 9 times found in coastal scrub, 8 times found in shrub steppe, 0 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 2 times found in Meadow, 8 times found in cloud forest, 2 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 5 times found in Aspen forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 29 times under stone, 11 times nest under stone, 6 times under rock, 9 times strays, 1 times found under dry vegetation, 4 times ex rotten log, 8 times nest under rock, 4 times under dead wood, 7 times ex sifted leaf litter, 5 times beating vegetation, 6 times ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 31 times Under rock, 85 times search, 52 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 53 times hand collecting, 24 times pitfall, 8 times Pitfall trap, 3 times Log stage 4, 1 times Log stage 2, 6 times under wood, 3 times baiting, 0 times Log stage 3, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3202 meters, 1492 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype: casent0172856 , casent0172857 ; type of Tapinoma boreale: focol2872 , focol2873

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Odorous Ant
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Odorous Ant
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