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Species: Dorymyrmex insanus   (Buckley, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Formica insana Buckley, 1866 PDF: 165 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dorymyrmex: McCook, 1879: 185; in Dorymyrmex (Conomyrma): Smith, 1951c: 837; in Conomyrma: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 4; in Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 85.
Junior synonym of Dorymyrmex pyramicus: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 433; Wheeler, 1902g PDF: 22.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Dorymyrmex pyramicus: Santschi, 1920 PDF: 381.
Junior synonym of Dorymyrmex pyramicus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 348.
Revived from synonymy as species: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 5.
Material of the unavailable name Dorymyrmex antillana referred here: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 5.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah
Neotropical Region: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Magdalena, Oaxaca, Paraguay, Puebla, Venezuela, Veracruz

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in desert, 3 times found in oak/juniper woodland, 4 times found in grassland, 5 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in pine/oak woodland, 3 times found in shrub steppe, 1 times found in disturbed riparian grassland, 2 times found in juniper scrub, 2 times found in pine/oak forest, 2 times found in desert wash, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times under stone, 6 times crater nest in soil, 5 times nests and foragers on soil, 7 times ground foragers, 6 times ground nest, 3 times nest in soil, 2 times nests in soil, 1 times nest in ground, 1 times foragers in low vegetation, 2 times foragers, 1 times strays on Cylindropuntia, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 30pm times Oakley ShieldsIn swarms around E. side of SumacApprox. 12, 37 times hand collecting, 11 times search, 1 times surface cookie bait, 2 times Ground nest, 1 times walking on rocky slope, 1 times hand coll., 1 times in pitfall trap, 1 times Manual, 1 times Mercury Vapor Lamp, 1 times along road on south facing slope, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2141 meters, 1109 meters average

Type specimens: neoparatype of Dorymyrmex insanus: casent0902982

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