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  • Entomology 661919 MCZ Entomology
  • Solenopsis sp.
  • whole animal (ethanol)
  • Chiricahua Mountains, Cave Creek Canyon, 0.3 mi. E. Idlewilde Campground on FSR 42.
  • North America: United States: Arizona: Cochise
  • 8-4-93
Identifications
Solenopsis sp.
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
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Arizona
County: Cochise
Specific Locality: Chiricahua Mountains, Cave Creek Canyon, 0.3 mi. E. Idlewilde Campground on FSR 42.
General Habitat: Cottonwood-Sycamore-Juniper forest 30-60' tall along main creek channels.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 4950 to 4950 ft
Collecting Date: 8-4-93
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.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 3923
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection >15
Microhabitat: Mating flight on sunny afternoon after rain previous evening. Nest in bare soil in light shade. Moderately dense grass cover, no litter.
Media
 
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 8, pg.75. Scanned on 2014-10-01; hard copy may have been updated.

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Media Details
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 8, pg.75. Scanned on 2014-10-01; hard copy may have been updated.