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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, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, British Columbia, 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: Mato Grosso do Sul, 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, 0 times found in Deciduous thicket, 1 times found in urban sidewalk, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 4 times found in leaf litter, 1 times found in Mojave desert wash, 1 times found in urban, 2 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in gamble oak/grassland edge, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 28 times search, 0 times under rock, 5 times hand collecting, 8 times Berlese, 2 times blacklight, 5 times Winkler, 0 times under stone, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times mound in grass prairie, 1 times Berlese, pine litter, 1 times pitfall trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2195 meters, 841 meters average

Type specimens:

(-1 examples)

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