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Species: Myrmecocystus mimicus   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Myrmecocystus melliger subsp. mimicus Wheeler, 1908g PDF: 353 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925d PDF: 239.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in creosote mesquite desert, 2 times found in ocotillo-agave rocky slope, 2 times found in desert, 2 times found in Cactus yucca desert, 1 times found in desert flat, mesquite, 2 times found in Joshua Tree- cedar sagebrush desert, 1 times found in juniper-oak woodland, 1 times found in mesquite-yucca-ephedra desert, 1 times found in Creosote bush-mesquite desert, 1 times found in Ocotillo-creosote bush, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times at nest on ground, 3 times ground nest, 3 times ground, 1 times nest on gravelly slope, 1 times nest in soil, 2 times large crater, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times ground forager, 1 times gravel crater, 1 times foraging off the road, 1 times foragers on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection, 2 times search, 2 times hand collected, 1 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 2117 meters, 1289 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1944-09-13 and 2021-04-17

Type specimens:

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