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Species: Brachymyrmex aphidicola   Forel, 1909 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Brachymyrmex heeri var. aphidicola Forel, 1909a PDF: 263 (w.) PARAGUAY. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1912j PDF: 62 (q.).
Raised to species and senior synonym of Brachymyrmex fallax: Wild, 2007B PDF: 43.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Paraguay: Amambay, Boquerón, Canindeyú, Central, Concepción, Cordillera, Itapúa, Pte. Hayes

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Sura 700m, 1 times found in riparian forest edge, 2 times found in tropical rainforest, old second growth, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in Humid subtropical medium forest, 1 times found in La Selva, 1 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in Primary wet forest, 1 times found in tropical rainforest, 2nd growth, some big trees.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Nest in 9mm dia dead stick., 3 times beating veg., 1 times Sobre Vegetacion, 1 times Pentaclethra across Surá from arboretum. Strays in subcanopy., 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex sifted leaf litter and rotten wood, 1 times Ceiba crown, 1 times canopy of Terminalia tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Fogging, 3 times search, 3 times beating, 3 times direct collection, 1 times bait, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times winkler, 1 times Canopy fogging, 1 times Malaise.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 550 meters, 170 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Brachymyrmex aphidicola: usnment00757130

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