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Species: Myrmecocystus mimicus   Wheeler, 1908 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Myrmecocystus melliger subsp. mimicus Wheeler, 1908g PDF: 353 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 446.
Senior synonym of Myrmecocystus lomaensis and material of the unavailable name Myrmecocystus jesuita referred here: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 447; Snelling, 1976 PDF: 54.

Distribution:

(based on species list records)
Nearctic Region: Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, New Mexico, North America, Sonora, Texas, United States, Utah
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Mexico

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 creosote mesquite desert, 2 times found in ocotillo-agave rocky slope, 2 times found in desert, 0 times found in Cactus yucca desert, 0 times found in Joshua Tree- cedar sagebrush desert, 1 times found in Chihuahuan desert, 0 times found in Creosote bush- mesquite desert, 0 times found in Ocotillo-creosote bush, 0 times found in Creosote bush-mesquite desert, 0 times found in Pine juniper woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times ground, 1 times nest on gravelly slope, 2 times ground nest, 1 times ground nest with crater, 1 times ground forager, 1 times foragers on ground, 1 times dawn; foraging column from large nest., 1 times crater nest with slit-shaped entrance.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times at nest on ground, 2 times hand collected, 0 times Large crater, 1 times Search, 1 times hand collecting, 0 times Large gravel crater, 0 times Raiding beehive, 0 times under rock, 1 times direct collection, 1 times dug up nest manually, 1 times foraging off the road, ...

Elevations: collected from 6 - 2117 meters, 1320 meters average

Type specimens:



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