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Species: Xenomyrmex floridanus   Emery, 1895 

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Xenomyrmex floridanus skwarrae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

1 subspecies

Xenomyrmex stolli subsp. floridanus Emery, 1895d PDF: 275 (w.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1931a: 136 (q.).
Raised to species: Creighton, 1957c PDF: 6.
Senior synonym of Xenomyrmex rufescens: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 226; of Xenomyrmex cubanus, Xenomyrmex lucayanus: Creighton, 1957c PDF: 6.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Xenomyrmex floridanus skwarrae.

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Florida
Neotropical Region: Bahamas, Cuba, Guatemala, Jamaica, Petén, Saint Elizabeth, Veracruz

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in tropical dry forest, 5 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in trop. dry forest, 1 times found in in mangrove swamp, 1 times found in mesic hammock, 1 times found in Sandy beach, 1 times found in scrubby secondgrowth veg., 1 times found in distributed wetland, 1 times found in hammock/wetland edge, 1 times found in pine scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times nest in dead branch, 1 times ex dead twig, Guayacum officinale, 3 times beating vegetation, 2 times in twig, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nest in dead branch Cephalanthus, 1 times Longino residence, in dead branches of Prunus., 1 times in tray of xyderoxylon mastichodendron, 1 times in dead branch, 1 times at bait, 1 times under loose bark dead branch, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 11 times Nest in twig above ground, 4 times hand collecting, 3 times search, 3 times Beating, 1 times In hollow twig, 1 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times collected in malaise trap in mature sand, 1 times Baiting.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 530 meters, 191 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Xenomyrmex stolli floridanus: casent0904614



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