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Species: Brachymyrmex pictus   Mayr, 1887 

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Brachymyrmex pictus balboae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Brachymyrmex pictus Mayr, 1887 PDF: 522 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Brachymyrmex pictus balboae.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Jamaica, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in Entre SHO y SSE, 5 times found in CCL 700m., 1 times found in Virola koschnyi, 4 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in lowland wet forest, 1 times found in 2nd growth vegetation, 1 times found in Pasture, fencerows, stream edge with a few tall trees, 2 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in lowland rainforest, 2 times found in SSO 350m, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times Copa de arbol, 4 times collecting from Carapa guianensis, felled yesterday, along new roadcut just beyo, 1 times nest under fern clump, 1 times nest in Tillandsia bulbosa, 1 times In rotten sticks and on trunk of fallen tree at stream edge, Brac times Virola tree felled yesterday at edge of lab clearing behind new lab. #3378, 1 times Sura, 1 times nest in part of small termite nest, 1 times mature forest, 2 times in fresh treefall, 1 times in Cordia nodosa, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 29 times fogging, 8 times search, 2 times Berlese, 4 times Malaise, 1 times Foggin.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1450 meters, 112 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Brachymyrmex pictus: casent0909939, casent0915734, casent0915735

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