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|Junior synonym of Dorymyrmex pyramicus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 348; of Dorymyrmex insanus: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 5.|
|Revived from synonymy, revived status as species and senior synonym of Dorymyrmex nigra: Johnson, 1989b PDF: 187.|
Natural History: D. flavus is diurnal and active, often when it is too hot for most other ants to forage on the surface. This species lives in single-nest, less populous colonies than D. smithi (hundreds, compared to thousands, of workers). Nests are in bare, sandy soil. Workers forage individually for small prey, insect carrion, and nectar and honeydew.
|Dorymyrmex flavus||Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 41, (download)||41||21367|
|Dorymyrmex flavus||Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download)||-1||21008|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in coastal mesquite scrub, 1 times found in Mojave desert.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times under rock.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times blklite trap.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 430 meters, 217 meters average
Type specimens: neoparatype of Dorymyrmex flavus: casent0902983