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Species: Pogonomyrmex badius   (Latreille, 1802) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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 


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: United States

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 1 times found in scrubby flatwoods, 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 Disturbed sandhill roadside near airport, 1 times found in pine woods, 1 times found in coastal sand dunes, 0 times found in Woodland, ...

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 nest in soil, 1 times nest in sandy road bed, 1 times ground nest, with crater.

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

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

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmica transversa: casent0900375

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