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Species: Brachymyrmex depilis   Emery, 1893 

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Brachymyrmex depilis_cf, Brachymyrmex depilis flavescens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Brachymyrmex heeri subsp. depilis Emery, 1893k PDF: 635 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Santschi, 1923b PDF: 663.
Senior synonym of Brachymyrmex nanellus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 359; of Brachymyrmex flavescens: Cole, 1953g PDF: 266.


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California Sur, British Columbia, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
Neotropical Region: Mato Grosso do Sul

Distribution Notes:



Subterranean. Nests in virtually all well-drained soils, even floodplains. Occasionally forages in leaf litter or on the surface.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in leaf litter, 1 times found in urban sidewalk, 1 times found in Mojave desert wash, 0 times found in Deciduous thicket, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in urban, 3 times found in chaparral on serpentine, 1 times found in gamble oak/grassland edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 27 times under stone, 2 times alates at blacklight, 1 times nuptial flight, 2 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times nests under rocks, 1 times steep embankment bordering woods road, rocks and sandstone, colony in pile of rocks, 1 times on road surface, 1 times oak woodland, at light, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest chambers under stone, 2 times leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times search, 6 times hand collecting, 0 times under rock, 8 times Berlese, 4 times Davis leaf litter sifting, 2 times blacklight, 4 times DaJuns leaf litter sifting, 5 times Winkler, 1 times hand sorted, 2 times Malaise trap, 0 times under stone, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2195 meters, 750 meters average

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