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Species: Pogonomyrmex badius   (Latreille, 1802) 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Formica badia Latreille, 1802a: 238, pl. 11, fig. 71 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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P. badius can be host to Mermithidae, a family of nematode worms that are endoparasites in arthropods.

Photo by Christina Kwapich 

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Disturbed sandhill roadside near airport, 1 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Mixed sand scrub, 1 times found in Oak Scrub, 1 times found in scrub habitat, 1 times found in scrubby flatwoods, 0 times found in Woodland, 1 times found in coastal sand dunes.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times swarming in Fla. scrub habitat, Sun-Century Rd., 1 times nest in sand, disc mound with scattered particles of charcoal on top, 1 times pine woods, nest in sandy road bed, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times in soil, 1 times ground nest, with crater.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Ground nest, 1 times search, 1 times Colony, 1 times from SRSS, 0 times Large flat crater or disc, 0 times obscure crater, 1 times Roadside.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 42 meters, 32 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmica transversa: casent0900375



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