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Species: Novomessor albisetosus   (Mayr, 1886) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Aphaenogaster albisetosa Mayr, 1886d PDF: 446 (w.) U.S.A. (New Mexico). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: 2 syntype workers. Type-locality: U.S.A.: New Mexico (Norton?). Type-depository: NHMW. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Aphaenogaster: Brown, 1974b PDF: 47
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in desert wash, 6 times found in Desert canyon forest, 2 times found in juniper woodland, 2 times found in oak/juniper woodland, 1 times found in meadow in pinyon-oak-juniper woodland, 2 times found in Canyon meadow, 2 times found in oak hillside, 2 times found in Creosote bush desert, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in riparian woodland/desert scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in soil, 1 times ground nest, 2 times crater nest in soil, 2 times stray foragers on ground, 1 times foragers on ground, 2 times city pavement, 1 times bottom of wash, 1 times Acacia leaf litter, 2 times under rock, 1 times stray foragers, 1 times open nest between stones, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times hand collecting, 17 times collected at night near blacklight/sheet setup, 3 times search, 2 times direct collection, 1 times ethylene glycol pitfall trap, 1 times hand collected, 1 times UV trap.

Elevations: collected from 654 - 1780 meters, 1309 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1924-10-07 and 2019-03-14

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster albisetosa: casent0919792; syntype of Aphaenogaster albisetosus: casent0900412

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