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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, 2017)

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, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California Sur, British Columbia, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
Neotropical Region: Mato Grosso do Sul

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, 0 times found in Deciduous thicket, 1 times found in urban, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 1 times found in urban sidewalk, 4 times found in leaf litter, 1 times found in Mojave desert wash, 2 times found in Narrow dirt road in riparian woodland around stream; mostly Acer grandidentata, 3 times found in chaparral on serpentine, ...

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 Chestnut oak woodland, ex sifted leaf litter., 1 times Brachymyrmex, nest under stone, 1 times under small rock, 1 times swampy riparian woodland; under loose bark of fallen log., 1 times on road surface, 1 times oak woodland, at light, ...

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, 4 times DaJuns leaf litter sifting, 5 times Winkler, 2 times blacklight, 0 times under stone, 1 times Nest under leaf/root mat, 2 times Malaise trap, ...

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

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