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Species: Myrmecocystus placodops   Forel, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecocystus melliger var. placodops Forel, 1908c PDF: 70 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Snelling, 1976 PDF: 42 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Snelling, 1969b PDF: 6.

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in salt desert scrub, 1 times found in desert, 1 times found in pinyon/juniper desert, 1 times found in subtropical thorn woodland, 1 times found in coastal shrub veg., 1 times found in desert riparian, 1 times found in Mohave desert wash, 1 times found in oak-pine woodland, 1 times found in on Opauntia arbuscula, 1 times found in Sonoran desert.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times column, 1 times strays, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times ground nest, 1 times on Coccoidea, 1 times nest in soil, nocturnal activity, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times foraging on Fouquieria flowers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 1 times Mercury Vapor Lamp.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1920 meters, 978 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmecocystus placodops: casent0911060



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