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Species: Liometopum apiculatum   Mayr, 1870 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Liometopum apiculatum Mayr, 1870b PDF: 961 (w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 128.

Taxon Page Images:

Liometopum apiculatum workers in alarm posture. Portal, Arizona, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


In the North American fauna, L. apiculatum is unique in the following:
- Antennal scape longer, exceeding head margin by an amount at least 2x the thickness of the scape
- Erect hairs on gastric dorsum of uneven length, some as long as those on the pronotum

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 39 times found in Davis Mountains, 15 times found in Pine-oak forest, 13 times found in grassy oak-juniper-pinyon woodland, 11 times found in birdwatching station on mountainside, 8 times found in at Indian Lodge, 6 times found in collected near lodge on Prosopsis sp. tree, 2 times found in pinyon/oak/juniper woodland, 2 times found in Quercus-Pinus-Pseudotsuga forest, 3 times found in oak-pine-juniper woodland, 3 times found in Oak-ponderosa pine woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 21 times under rock, 7 times under stone, 7 times ground forager(s), 3 times under boulder, 1 times under board, 1 times strays on ground, 1 times pine duff, 2 times ground forager, 1 times stray foragers on ground, 2 times mercury vapor lamp, 2 times funnel flight trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times mercury vapor lamp, 3 times hand collecting, 3 times pitfall, 3 times Search, 1 times pitfall trap, 2 times funnel flight trap, 0 times Lindgren funnel, 1 times direct collection, 00AM times loose at 9, 0 times Blacklight.

Elevations: collected from 255 - 2540 meters, 1926 meters average

Type specimens: syntype (?) of Liometopum apiculatum: casent0915550; syntype of Liometopum apiculatum: casent0902989

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