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Species: Aphaenogaster megommata   Smith, 1963 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) megommatus Smith, 1963c PDF: 244, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Taxon Page Images:

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:


Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 2 times found in Sonoran desert, 1 times found in Desert, 1 times found in sagebrush desert, 1 times found in saltbush, 1 times found in sandy desert.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest under rock, 1 times ground foragers at night, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, on granite boulder, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times ground nest (in apparent rodent burrow, possibly abandoned), 1 times ground foragers, ex pitfall trap, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Search; Night, 2 times direct collection, 1 times hand collecting, 15 pm 29 June 2016 and picked up 13 hours later times transect of 8 pitfall traps (28 mm internal diameter), set out 8, 1 times Pitfall @ blacklight, 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 1305 meters, 907 meters average

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