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Ants collected during the 25th Annual Cross Expedition at Tims Ford State Park, Franklin County, Tennessee

by Joe A. MacGown, uploaded on 30 July 2010

Our 25th annual William H. Cross Expedition took place from 14 to 18 June 2010 in south central Tennessee. During the week, we stayed and collected in Tims Ford State Park in Franklin County, but we also collected in several unique natural areas in the region including Short Springs State Natural Area in Coffee County, May Prairie State Natural Area in Coffee County, Grundy Forest Natural Area in Grundy County, and Sewannee Natural Bridge in Franklin County. These sites were quite different, which allowed us to collect in a variety of habitats such as hardwood forests, mixed pine/hardwood forests, cedar forests, upland pine forests, hemlock forests, meadows, roadside fields, and other habitats.

List of species arranged alphabetically by genus

We collected a total of 53 species of ants at the following sites: Grundy Forest Natural Area (GF), Tims Ford State Park (TF), May Prairie State Natural Area (MP), Short Springs State Natural Area (SS), and Sewannee Natural Bridge (SNB).

Aphaenogaster carolinensis Wheeler [GF, TF, MP, SS]
Aphaenogaster fulva Roger [GF, MP, SNB]
Aphaenogaster lamellidens Mayr [TF, MP]
Aphaenogaster picea (Wheeler) [GF]
Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (Mayr) [GF, TF, MP, SS]
Aphaenogaster treatae Forel ) [TF]
Brachymyrmex depilis Emery [TF]
Camponotus americanus Mayr (pest) [GF, TF, SS]
Camponotus castaneus (Latreille) (pest) [MP]
Camponotus chromaiodes Bolton (pest) [GF, TF, SS, SNB]
Camponotus decipiens Emery (pest) [TF]
Camponotus nearcticus Emery (pest) [MP, SS]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (DeGeer) (pest) [GF, MP]
Camponotus snellingi Bolton (pest)
[MP, SS]
Camponotus subbarbatus Emery (pest)
[GF, MP]
Crematogaster ashmeadi Mayr (pest) [TF, MP]
Crematogaster lineolata (Say) (pest) [TF]
Crematogaster missuriensis Emery [TF]
Pachycondyla gilva(Roger) [TF]
Forelius mccooki (McCook) [TF]
Formica pallidefulva Latreille [TF, MP]
Formica subintegra Wheeler [TF]
Formica subsericea Say [GF, TF]
Hypoponera opacior (Forel) [TF]
Lasius aphidicola (Walsh) [MP]
Lasius americanus Emery [GF, MP]
Lasius neoniger Emery [TF, MP]
Monomorium minimum (Buckley) (pest) [TF, MP, SS]
Myrmecina americana Emery [GF, MP, SS]
Myrmica punctiventris Roger [MGF, TF, SS]
Myrmica spatulata Smith
Nylanderia faisonensis (Forel) [SS, SNB]
Nylanderia vividula (Nylander) (introduced?, pest) [TF]
Pheidole bicarinata Mayr (pest?) [GF, TF]
Pheidole dentata Mayr (pest?) [MP]
Pheidole pilifera (Roger) [TF]
Pheidole sp.-01
Ponera pennsylvanica Buckley [GF, SS]
Prenolepis imparis (Say) (pest?) [SS]

Proceratium crassicorne Emery [TF]
Proceratium chickasaw de Andrade [MP]
Solenopsis carolinensis Forel [TF, MP]
Solenopsis invicta x richteri (introduced, pest) [TF]
Stenamma diecki Emery [GF]
Stenamma schmittii Wheeler [GF]
Stigmatomma pallipes (Haldeman) [GF]
Strumigenys ohioensis Kennedy & Schramm [MP]
Strumigenys ornata Mayr [TF, SS]
Strumigenys rostrata Emery [GF]
Tapinoma sessile (Say) (pest) [GF, TF, MP]
Temnothorax curvispinosus (Mayr) [GF, TF, MP, SS]
Temnothorax pergandei (Emery) [MP]
Temnothorax schaumii (Roger) [TF]