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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.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: Canada, United States
Neotropical Region: Brazil, 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: 0 times found in Flatwoods, 0 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 4 times found in oak woodland, 5 times found in chaparral, 0 times found in Deciduous thicket, 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 4 times found in leaf litter, 1 times found in urban, 1 times found in Mojave desert wash, 1 times found in urban sidewalk, ...

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, brachymyrmex under rock times forest edge near Double Gap stream. 1346, 1 times foragers on ground, 2 times ex sifted litter, 1 times Brachymyrmex, nest under stone, 1 times 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, 5 times Winkler, 2 times blacklight, 4 times DaJuns leaf litter sifting, 2 times Davis sifter, 1 times Nest under leaf/root mat, 0 times under stone, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2195 meters, 752 meters average

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