Stenamma Westwood

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

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Stenamma Westwood


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).