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  • Entomology 661523 MCZ Entomology
  • Formica sp.
  • whole animal (ethanol)
  • Old Steven's Picnic Area, 12.2 mi. W. Jct. Rt. 135 on Rt. 50.
  • North America: United States: Colorado: Gunnison
  • 7-14-95
Identifications
Formica sp.
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Formicinae Formicini Formica
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Colorado
County: Gunnison
Specific Locality: Old Steven's Picnic Area, 12.2 mi. W. Jct. Rt. 135 on Rt. 50.
General Habitat: Open sagebrush (~25% cover) with sparse vegetation between sage clumps on flat next to reservoir.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 7500 to 7500 ft
Collecting Date: 7-14-95
Collecting Event Remarks: ~500 ants, polygynous, a few males + worker brood.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 4529
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection ca.40
Microhabitat: 8" crater nest around dead shrub, with a little thatch. Fine soil with small rocks.
Media
 
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 10, pg.5. Scanned on 2014-10-03; hard copy may have been updated.

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Media Details
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 10, pg.5. Scanned on 2014-10-03; hard copy may have been updated.