The Ants of The Santa Barbara
Museum of Natural History
DescriptionThis species can be recognized by the following characteristics:
DistributionThis ant species is found in the western United States. Within California there aren't many published records of Leptothorax nitens but it has been previously reported from both the Sierra Nevada and the coast ranges.
EcologyAgain, little has been published on the habits of Leptothorax nitens. We found the species in Sycamore/Oak woodland, under bushes, up in both Sycamore and Oak treeholes, in the leaf litter at the bases of these trees.