Ants of Petit Jean State Park, Conway County, Arkansas (species list)
Joe MacGown and JoVonn G. Hill


The following is a list of ants collected at Petit Jean State Park in Conway County, Arkansas by MacGown, Hill, and other participants of the 2008 William H. Cross Expedition from 4-7 August 2008. A total of 56 species of ants were collected on the trip, several of which were new records for Arkansas. For more information about this Cross expedition, go to the 2008 Cross Expedition Log.

The list presented is arranged by subfamily, tribe, and genus according to Bolton (2003). Names follow Fisher and Cover (2007).

Family Formicidae
Subfamily Dolichoderinae
Tribe Dolichoderini

Forelius mccooki (McCook)
Tapinoma sessile (Say) (pest)

Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Lasiini
Lasius alienus (Foerster) (introduced, pest)
Nylanderia faisonensis (Forel)
Nylanderia parvula (Mayr)
Prenolepis imparis (Say) (pest?)

Tribe Plagiolepidini
Brachymyrmex depilis Emery

Tribe Camponotini
Camponotus americanus Mayr (pest)
Camponotus castaneus (Latreille)
Camponotus chromaiodes Bolton
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (DeGeer) (pest)
Camponotus snellingi Bolton (pest)

Tribe Formicini
Formica biophilica Trager
Formica pallidefulva Latreille
Formica rubicunda Emery
Formica subsericea Say
Polyergus breviceps Emery

Subfamily Ecitoninae
Tribe Ecitonini

Neivamyrmex nigrescens (Cresson)

Subfamily Amblyoponinae
Tribe Amblyoponini
Stigmatomma pallipes (Haldeman)

Subfamily Ponerinae
Tribe Ponerini

Pachycondyla gilva (Roger)
Hypoponera opacior (Forel)
Ponera exotica Smith
Ponera pennsylvanica Buckley

Subfamily Proceratiinae
Tribe Proceratiini
Discothyrea testacea Roger
Proceratium croceum (Roger)
Proceratium silaceum Roger

Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Dacetini

Strumigenys angulata Smith
Strumigenys louisianae Roger
Strumigenys metazytes (Bolton)
Strumigenys ohioensis Kennedy & Schramm
Strumigenys ornata Mayr
Strumigenys reflexa Wesson & Wesson
Strumigenys rostrata Emery
Strumigenys talpa Weber

Tribe Attini
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis (McCook)

Tribe Solenopsidini
Monomorium minimum (Buckley) (pest)
Solenopsis carolinensis Forel
Solenopsis invicta Buren (introduced, pest)

Tribe Pheidolini
Aphaenogaster carolinensis Wheeler
Aphaenogaster fulva Roger
Aphaenogaster lamellidens Mayr
Aphaenogaster treatae Forel
Pheidole bicarinata Mayr
Pheidole dentata Mayr
Pheidole soritis Wheeler
Pheidole tetra Creighton
Pheidole tysoni Forel

Tribe Crematogastrini
Crematogaster ashmeadi Mayr (pest)
Crematogaster lineolata (Say)(pest)
Crematogaster missuriensis Emery
Crematogaster pilosa Emery

Tribe Formicoxenini
Temnothorax curvispinosus (Mayr)
Temnothorax pergandei (Emery)
Temnothorax schaumii (Roger)
Temnothorax texanus (Wheeler)

Tribe Myrmecinini
Myrmecina americana Emery

Literature Cited

Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 71: 1-370.

Fisher, B. L. and S. P. Cover. 2007. Ants of North America: A guide to the Genera. University of California Press. Berkeley, CA. 194 pp.