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  • Entomology 661825 MCZ Entomology
  • Formica querquetulana
  • whole animal (ethanol)
  • Myles Standish State Forest. 1.0 mi. S. Camp Cachalot on sand road.
  • North America: United States: Massachusetts: Plymouth
  • 6-12-93
Identifications
Formica querquetulana Kennedy & Dennis, 1937
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Formicinae Formicini Formica querquetulana
Identified by Stefan P. Cover on 1993-07-01
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Massachusetts
County: Plymouth
Specific Locality: Myles Standish State Forest. 1.0 mi. S. Camp Cachalot on sand road.
General Habitat: Pine barrens. Open Pitch Pine, Scrub Oak (Q. ilcifolia) woodland (Pines 15-25' tall). Blueberry understory with dense Bearberry-Lichen groundcover.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Collecting Date: 6-12-93
Collecting Event Remarks: ~500 ants. Sexual pupae present. Couldn't find queen.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 3663
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection >50
Remarks: Preserved 7-1-93, 3 vials.
Microhabitat: Large colony (~500 ants) in sand under Bearberry mat in open on side of firelan, surrounded by 15-25' tall Pitch Pine-Bear Oak woodland. Sexual pupae present.
Media
 
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 8, pg.11. Scanned on 2014-10-01; hard copy may have been updated.

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Media Details
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 8, pg.11. Scanned on 2014-10-01; hard copy may have been updated.