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  • Entomology 660548 MCZ Entomology
  • Tapinoma melanocephalum
  • whole animal (ethanol)
  • Coral Gables. Matheson Hammock (Opposite Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden).
  • North America: United States: Florida: Miami-Dade
  • 6-15-14
  • BerkeleyMapper
Identifications
Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricius, 1793)
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Dolichoderinae Leptomyrmecini Tapinoma melanocephalum
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Florida
County: Miami-Dade
Specific Locality: Coral Gables. Matheson Hammock (Opposite Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden).
Verbatim Locality: Florida: Miami-Dade Co.; Coral Gables. Matheson Hammock (opposite; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden).
General Habitat: Dense subtropical hammock with large Burseia;-Royal Palm overstory 30-50' tall on coralline limestone.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 50 to 50 ft
Coordinates: 25° 40.8´ N 80° 16.466´ W (Datum: WGS84)
Stefan P. Cover; 2014-06-15; Source: GOOGLE EARTH
Collecting Date: 6-15-14
Collecting Event Remarks: >10,000 ants! Polygynous. No sexual brood.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Mark Amidon Deyrup
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 8687
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection >30
caste=worker determined by=Stefan P. Cover
Microhabitat: Enormous nest in litter-filled soda can on forest floor.