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Species: Myrmecocystus semirufus   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecocystus melliger var. semirufus Emery, 1893k PDF: 667 (w.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 449.

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

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Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in desert scrub, 2 times found in desert wash, 2 times found in sonoran desert, 2 times found in pinyon-cedar woodland, 1 times found in pinyon/juniper woodland, 1 times found in Larrea desert, 1 times found in Mohave desert wash, 1 times found in Palm-mesquite desert, 1 times found in Pinyon-cedar-oak woodland, 1 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times crater nests in sand, 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times sand dunes, 1 times nest in ground, 1 times worker at nest entrance in sand, 1 times under rock, 1 times stray foragers on ground, 1 times ground nest, a few cm. deep, 1 times forager, 1 times crater nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times hand collecting, 3 times direct collection, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 350 - 2290 meters, 1049 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmecocystus semirufus: casent0905690



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