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Species: Brachymyrmex depilis   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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, Baja California Sur, British Columbia, California, Canada, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, North America, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia
Neotropical Region: Americas, Brazil, Central America, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mexico, South America, Veracruz

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: 0 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 0 times found in Flatwoods, 4 times found in oak woodland, 5 times found in chaparral, 4 times found in leaf litter, 1 times found in urban, 1 times found in Mojave desert wash, 1 times found in urban sidewalk, 0 times found in Deciduous thicket, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 27 times under stone, 2 times alates at blacklight, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 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, ...

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, 0 times under stone, 1 times pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2195 meters, 746 meters average

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