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Species: Myrmecocystus placodops   Forel, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmecocystus melliger var. placodops Forel, 1908c PDF: 70 (w.) MEXICO. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Snelling, 1976 PDF: 42 (q.m.)
Raised to species: Snelling, 1969b PDF: 6
// Distribution


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in salt desert scrub, 1 times found in dry wash, 2 times found in salt desert shrub, 1 times found in subtropical thorn woodland, 2 times found in wash, 1 times found in pine-juniper woodland, 1 times found in coastal shrub veg., 1 times found in Pinyon Juniper woods, 1 times found in desert, 1 times found in pinyon-juniper woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in soil, 2 times ground nest, 1 times column, 2 times wash on steep granite hillside, 1 times tumulus, 1 times strays, 2 times ground foragers, 1 times on Coccoidea, 1 times nest in soil, nocturnal activity, 1 times foraging on Fouquieria flowers, 1 times beating vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times search, 9 times Malaise, 1 times Mercury Vapor Lamp, 1 times pan trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1935 meters, 1172 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1943-12-02 00:00:00.0 and 2022-04-09 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmecocystus placodops: casent0911060

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