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Species: Brachymyrmex depilis   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Brachymyrmex heeri subsp. depilis Emery, 1893k PDF: 635 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Santschi, 1923b PDF: 663
Senior synonym of Brachymyrmex nanellus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 359.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:



Subterranean. Nests in virtually all well-drained soils, even floodplains. Occasionally forages in leaf litter or on the surface.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 18 times found in on swimming pool surface, 16 times found in mesic,rocky, sloped hardwood forest, 14 times found in ex loblolly pine litter- some oak and magnolia, 11 times found in deciduous forest, 11 times found in Flatwoods, 11 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 6 times found in oak woodland, 7 times found in ex litter of very large, old live oak, 6 times found in chaparral, 5 times found in on shell midden in soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 38 times under stone, 13 times leaf litter, 15 times litter, 11 times under rock, 6 times soil, 5 times soil and leaf litter, 2 times nests under rocks, 2 times alates at blacklight, 4 times ex sifted litter, 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times nuptial flight, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 36 times search, 33 times Berlese funnel, 7 times hand collecting, 12 times pitfall trap, 10 times sifting soil and litter, 9 times Berlese, 7 times Winkler, 4 times Davis sifting, 2 times blacklight, 4 times DaJuns sifting, 4 times pitfall, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 2260 meters, 755 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1885-08-10 and 2021-08-11

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