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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, 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: Baja California Sur, 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, 1 times found in grassy bald, 1 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, ...

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

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

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