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Tetramorium caespitum is an ant species native to Europe and was introduced to North America in the 18th century. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758 and are known as pavement ants in the USA as they frequently nest under and are seen on and around pavement slabs. In the states, this ant is commonly thought of as a pest.

Outside of its native range, this ant is noted to be aggressive, often raging large scale warfare with competing species.

Bert HÖlldobler notes that Tetramorium caespitum prefer a temperature range of 10-40 degrees Celsius.

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