Cerapachys F. Smith

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

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Cerapachys F. Smith


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 LACM and 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).


Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology