Cerapachys F. Smith

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 25-26

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.171144

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DEBCE6E9-17D9-43A3-814B-0C3431DEBF4A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9E2AA724-FFCE-FFCC-FEBF-F904C504FD9B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cerapachys F. Smith
status

 

Genus Cerapachys F. Smith 

Ants in this genus are subterranean predators on other ants and they are not commonly encountered in California. Workers of C. augustae Wheeler  have been recorded from three localities in southern coastal California (specimens in LACMAbout LACM and UCDCAbout UCDC), while males of C. davisi M. R. Smith  have been collected at light in desert locations in Imperial and San Bernardino Counties ( Snelling & George 1979).

Species identification: male key in Mackay and Mackay (2002). Additional references: Brown (1975), Smith (1942 b), Snelling and George (1979), Wheeler (1902 e, 1903 j).

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

UCDC

R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology