Brachymyrmex aphidicola

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Brachymyrmex aphidicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Brachymyrmex
Species: B. aphidicola
Binomial name
Brachymyrmex aphidicola
Forel, 1909

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greater Antilles, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay (type locality), Peru, Venezuela.

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

  • aphidicola. Brachymyrmex heeri var. aphidicola Forel, 1909a: 263 (w.) PARAGUAY. Forel, 1912i: 62 (q.).
    • Raised to species and senior synonym of fallax: Wild, 2007b: 43.
  • fallax. Brachymyrmex heeri var. fallax Santschi, 1923b: 665, fig. 29 (w.) PARAGUAY. Santschi, 1925e: 168 (q.).
    • Junior synonym of aphidicola: Wild, 2007b: 43.
  • hemiops. Brachymyrmex longicornis var. hemiops Santschi, 1923b: 668, fig. 20 (w.) BRAZIL.
    • Junior synonym of aphidicola: Ortiz-Sepulveda et al., 2019: 18.