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Species: Myrmecocystus flaviceps   Wheeler, 1912 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecocystus yuma var. flaviceps Wheeler, 1912e PDF: 177 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Snelling, 1976 PDF: 84 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 443.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: 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 Sonoran desert, 2 times found in desert scrub, 1 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 1 times found in mojave desert, 1 times found in sand dunes.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 1 times stray foragers around Prosopis, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times stray forager, 1 times ground nest with low crater, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times crater nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 55 - 1285 meters, 511 meters average

Type specimens:

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