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  • Entomology 662166 MCZ Entomology
  • Formica obscuriventris
  • whole animal (ethanol)
  • Myles Standish State Forest. Large powerline at junction with Bare Hill Rd.
  • North America: United States: Massachusetts: Plymouth
  • 5-22-08 (2008-05-08)
Identifications
Formica obscuriventris Mayr, 1870
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Formicinae Formicini Formica obscuriventris
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
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. Large powerline at junction with Bare Hill Rd.
Verbatim Locality: Mass: Plymouth Co. Myles Standish State Forest. Large power-line at jct. with Bare Hill Rd.
General Habitat: Mowed grassy powerline with scattered shrubby vegetation < 1m tall.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 150 to 150 ft
Coordinates: 41° ´ N 70° 41.76´ W (Datum: WGS84)
Stefan P. Cover; 2008-05-08; Source: Magellan Meridian Gold GPS
Collecting Date: 5-22-08 (2008-05-08)
Collecting Event Remarks: Large nest with several queens, >5000 ants.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 7683
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection ca.50
Remarks: [12w to C. Rabeling XI-08]
Microhabitat: Cryptic nest under old asphalt shingles in open stand of Robinia viscosa. Pure, coarse sand.
Media
 
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 14, pg.91. Scanned on 2014-12-02; hard copy may have been updated.

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Media Details
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 14, pg.91. Scanned on 2014-12-02; hard copy may have been updated.