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Species: Pogonomyrmex californicus   (Buckley, 1867) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Myrmica californica Buckley, 1867 PDF: 336 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pogonomyrmex: Emery, 1895d PDF: 311.
Senior synonym of Pogonomyrmex estebanius, Pogonomyrmex longinodis, Pogonomyrmex nitratus: Cole, 1968: 120; of Pogonomyrmex hindleyi: Snelling, 1982a PDF: 98.
See also: Tulloch, 1930a PDF: 61.


Nearctic Region: Arizona, Baja California, Baja California Sur, California, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, Sonora, Texas, United States, Utah
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Mexico, Sinaloa

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 1 times found in Sonoran Desert, 0 times found in Desert woodland, 3 times found in sand dunes, 2 times found in pine/oak scrub, 3 times found in oak conifer woods, 2 times found in chaparral, 0 times found in Saltbush Desert, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in Redshank chaparral, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in sand, 2 times ground foragers at night, 1 times ground foragers, 2 times foragers, 1 times crater nest in soil, 1 times nest at base of Larrea, 1 times ground foragers under Sarcobatus, 1 times crater nest, 1 times 10" tumulus nest in medium compact sandy soil, 1 times strays, 1 times stray foragers on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 78 times hand collected, 12 times hand collecting, 8 times search, 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times Roadside, 1 times in copula, 1 times collected by hand from top of nest, 0 times Ex three colonies, 1 times ground trap.

Elevations: collected from 45 - 1839 meters, 821 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Pogonomyrmex badius estebanius: castype00625, castype00626; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus hindlei: casent0900376; syntype of Pogonomyrmex badius estebanius: casent0904116; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californicus longinodis: casent0904115; syntype of Pogonomyrmex californius hindleyi: casent0907665

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