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Species: Brachymyrmex depilis   Emery, 1893 

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Brachymyrmex depilis_cf, Brachymyrmex depilis flavescens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Brachymyrmex heeri subsp. depilis Emery, 1893k PDF: 635 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Santschi, 1923b PDF: 663.
Senior synonym of Brachymyrmex nanellus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 359; of Brachymyrmex flavescens: Cole, 1953g PDF}: 266.


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Distribution Notes:



Subterranean. Nests in virtually all well-drained soils, even floodplains. Occasionally forages in leaf litter or on the surface.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in oak woodland, 1 times found in urban sidewalk, 4 times found in leaf litter, 1 times found in Mojave desert wash, 0 times found in Deciduous thicket, 1 times found in urban, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 3 times found in chaparral on serpentine, 1 times found in gamble oak/grassland edge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 27 times under stone, 2 times alates at blacklight, 1 times nuptial flight, 2 times nocturnal foragers, 1 times nests under rocks, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest chambers under stone, 2 times leaf litter, 1 times in soil, under piece of rusting metal, edge of meadow, brachymyrmex under rock times forest edge near Double Gap stream. 1346, 1 times foragers on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times search, 6 times hand collecting, 0 times under rock, 8 times Berlese, 4 times Davis leaf litter sifting, 5 times Winkler, 2 times blacklight, 4 times DaJuns leaf litter sifting, 1 times Nest under leaf/root mat, 2 times Malaise trap, 0 times under stone, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2195 meters, 759 meters average

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