Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Myrmicinae Solenopsidini Solenopsis
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Chiricahua Mountains, Cave Creek Canyon, 0.3 mi. E. Idlewilde Campground on FSR 42.
||Cottonwood-Sycamore-Juniper forest 30-60' tall along main creek channels.
||4950 to 4950 ft
|Collecting Event Remarks:
||When discovered males + workers were out walking on litter. Winged queens were 2" deep in soil. While patrolling, workers repelled foragers of Pheidole vallicola.
Stefan P. Cover
|whole animal (ethanol)
Mating flight on sunny afternoon after rain previous evening. Nest in bare soil in light shade. Moderately dense grass cover, no litter.
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 8, pg.75. Scanned on 2014-10-01; hard copy may have been updated.