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Species: Acanthostichus punctiscapus   MacKay, 1996 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Acanthostichus punctiscapus MacKay, 1996 PDF: 160, figs. 12, 30, 31 (w.) U.S.A. (New Mexico). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: U.S.A.: New Mexico, Doña Ana County, Jornada LTER Site, 45 km. NE Las Cruces, 1.6 km. W College Ranch Headquarters, ca 150 mi. S Jornada Playa, 17.vii.1985 (D. Lightfoot & S. Van Vactor). Type-depository: MCZC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: 38 paratype workers. Paratype-locality: same as for holotype. Paratype-depositories: AMNH, BMNH, CASC, EMAU, FMNH, IMLT, INPA, LACM, MACN, MCZC, MIZA, MSNG, MZSP, UATA, UNAM, USNM, WEMC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 41.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


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Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Larrea scrub, 1 times found in 50' from wash in disturbed desert, 1 times found in 70 cm. deep in Pogonomyrmex desertorum nest; Larrea scrub.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times 70cm deep in Pogonomyrmex desertorum nest, 1 times 70 cm deep in Pogonomyrmex desertorum nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times feeding on termites in Sentricon termite bait trap set near house.

Elevations: collected at 2560 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1985-06-16 00:00:00.0 and 2004-10-05 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Acanthostichus punctiscapus: casent0103132, casent0903672; Paratype, Paratype: fmnhins0000047309

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