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Species: Dorymyrmex insanus   (Buckley, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica insana Buckley, 1866 PDF: 165 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: neotype worker (by designation of Snelling, 1995a PDF: 4). Primary type locality: neotype U.S.A.: Texas, Howard County, Interstate 20, 12 mi. E Big Spring, 16.iv.1981 (W.F. Buren). Primary type depository: USNM. Type notes: 1) Snelling also nominated as “neoparatypes” 49 workers, 1 queen; this category is not recognised by ICZN. 2) An earlier neotype designation by Johnson, 1989b PDF: 185, was made redundant by Snelling, 1995a PDF: 4. 3) Original syntype data: workers and queens (numbers not stated), U.S.A.: Texas (S.B. Buckley); no material known to exist. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Neotype designation: Snelling, 1995a PDF: 4.
Combination in Dorymyrmex: McCook, 1880 PDF: 185.
Combination in Conomyrma: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 4.
Combination in Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 85.
Material of the unavailable name Dorymyrmex antillanus referred here by Snelling, 1973b PDF: 5; Smith, 1979: 1420; Brandão, 1991 PDF: 338; Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 83.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, United States, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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 desert, 12 times found in chaparral, 9 times found in grassland, 4 times found in urban campus, 2 times found in juniper-oak woodland, 6 times found in roadside, 3 times found in oak/juniper woodland, 3 times found in pine/oak/thorn scrub, 4 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 3 times found in shrub steppe, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 26 times ground nest, 14 times ground foragers, 9 times nest in soil, 3 times under stone, 7 times crater nest in soil, 5 times nests and foragers on soil, 7 times ground forager(s), 8 times on low vegetation, 3 times stray foragers, 5 times pitfall trap, 3 times crater nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 42 times hand collecting, 30pm times Oakley ShieldsIn swarms around E. side of SumacApprox. 12, 20 times search, 12 times direct collection, 6 times pitfall trap, 1 times at bait|cookie, surface, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times UV light, 30 - 8 times Beating vegetation, mostly flowering Ericameria; 7, 2 times pitfall, 15 pm 29 June 2016 and picked up 13 hours later times transect of 8 pitfall traps (28 mm internal diameter), set out 8, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2200 meters, 1041 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1890-09-23 00:00:00.0 and 2022-06-26 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: neoparatype of Dorymyrmex insanus: casent0902982

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