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Species: Myrmica brevispinosa   Wheeler, 1917 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Myrmica brevinodis var. brevispinosa Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 502 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Myrmica rubra brevinodis brevispinosa Wheeler, 1907c PDF: 74; unavailable name.].
Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 97.
Senior synonym of Myrmica decedens: Weber, 1950c PDF: 198.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 4 times found in Lowland fir-aspen forest, 4 times found in Poplar woodland, 3 times found in lava field at edge of conifer forest, 3 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 1 times found in open riparian vegetation, 2 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 2 times found in Meadow, 2 times found in bare river terrace, abundant stones embedded in sand, lichens, 2 times found in Willow forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times under rock, 7 times under stone, 2 times roadside, 1 times foragers, 2 times willow flower, 1 times under stone; other colonies of this species polygynous, >5 dealate queens, 1 times under log on beach, 1 times under cow dung, 1 times strays, 1 times on sand, 1 times nest in sand, small simple opening to surface; polygynous, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times search, 1 times mixed, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2920 meters, 1664 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmica brevinodis brevispinosa: casent0900345



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