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  • Entomology 660538 MCZ Entomology
  • Tapinoma sessile
  • whole animal (ethanol)
  • Miles Standish State Forest. 1/2 miles south entrance to Camp Cachalot on sand road.
  • North America: United States: Massachusetts: Plymouth
  • 5-20-14
  • BerkeleyMapper
Identifications
Tapinoma sessile Say 1917
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Dolichoderinae Leptomyrmecini Tapinoma sessile
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Massachusetts
County: Plymouth
Specific Locality: Miles Standish State Forest. 1/2 miles south entrance to Camp Cachalot on sand road.
Verbatim Locality: MA: Plymouth Co.; Miles Standish State Forest. 1/2 mi. S entrance to; Camp Cachalot on sand rd.
General Habitat: Pitch Pine, White Oak, Bear Oak Forest to 30' tall, Blueberry, Bearberry understory. Pure sand.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 130 to 130 ft
Coordinates: 41° 48.583´ N 70° 39.827´ W (Datum: WGS84)
Stefan P. Cover; 2014-05-20; Source: Magellan Meridian Gold GPS
Collecting Date: 5-20-14
Collecting Event Remarks: <100 ants. Note unusually small size of both workers and queens.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 8676
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection ca.35
caste=worker determined by=Stefan P. Cover
Microhabitat: Shallow nest in pure sand under sparse Bearberry mat on roadside in open.