Brachymyrmex minutus

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Brachymyrmex minutus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. minutus
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex minutus
Forel, 1893

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Identification

Distribution

In Florida this is an uncommon species that is thought to be a human introduction from the West Indies. It is known from tropical hammocks in Dade and Monroe counties. Nests are in leaf litter. The identity of this species and virtually all other Brachymyrmex is problematical. Pest status: none. First published Florida record: Ferster and Prusak 1994; earlier specimens: 1984. (Deyrup, Davis & Cover, 2000.)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Bahamas, Colombia, Cuba, Greater Antilles, Guyana, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • minutus. Brachymyrmex minutus Forel, 1893g: 346 (w.q.) ANTILLES.

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