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Species: Dorymyrmex insanus   (Buckley, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica insana Buckley, 1866 PDF: 165 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Dorymyrmex: McCook, 1880 PDF: 185; in Dorymyrmex (Conomyrma): Smith, 1951c PDF: 837; in Conomyrma: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 4; in Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 85.
Junior synonym of Dorymyrmex pyramicus: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 433; Wheeler, 1902g PDF: 22.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Dorymyrmex pyramicus: Santschi, 1920 PDF: 381.
Junior synonym of Dorymyrmex pyramicus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 348.
Revived from synonymy as species: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 5.
Material of the unavailable name Dorymyrmex antillanus referred here: Snelling, 1973b PDF: 5.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia, Mexico, United States
  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, 8 times found in grassland, 6 times found in chaparral, 3 times found in oak/juniper woodland, 3 times found in pine/oak woodland, 4 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 3 times found in shrub steppe, 2 times found in pine/oak/thorn scrub, 2 times found in juniper scrub, 2 times found in desert wash, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times nest in soil, 3 times under stone, 11 times ground nest, 6 times crater nest in soil, 5 times nests and foragers on soil, 8 times ground foragers, 6 times ground forager(s), 2 times nests in soil, 1 times foragers in low vegetation, 2 times stray foragers, 3 times on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 30pm times Oakley ShieldsIn swarms around E. side of SumacApprox. 12, 38 times hand collecting, 17 times search, 12 times direct collection, 1 times at bait|cookie, surface, 1 times UV light, 0 times Pan trap, 2 times pitfall, 1 times hand coll., 1 times sweep sample from low vegetation, 30 am 3 Jul 2016 and picked up 9 times transect of 5 ethylene glycol pitfall traps (15 mm internal diameter), set out 10, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2180 meters, 1063 meters average

Type specimens: neoparatype of Dorymyrmex insanus: casent0902982

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