Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Monomorium
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Chiricahua Mtns. West Turkey Creek. 9.8 mi E. Jct. Rt. 181 on FSR 41.
||Open Chihuahua Pine-Juniper-Quercus grisea forest 25-40' tall on South-facing slope.
||6100 to 6100 ft
|Collecting Event Remarks:
||Mid-elevation form. Colony with 2 wingless morph queens and about six very larger workers. These ants look and act exactly like the smaller workers. I've seen them carry brood, attack, and they do not cluster with the queens.
Stefan P. Cover
|whole animal (ethanol)
Under rock in partial shade at edge of small opening. <1" litter, no grass. Sandy soil.
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 8, pg.59. Scanned on 2014-10-01; hard copy may have been updated.