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  • Entomology 662215 MCZ Entomology
  • Formica sp.
  • whole animal (ethanol); whole animal (ethanol) sample
  • La Sal Mountains. 1.6 miles North Junction FSR 063 on FSR 062
  • North America: United States: Utah: Grand
  • 7-22-08
  • BerkeleyMapper
Identifications
Formica sp.
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Formicinae Formicini Formica
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
Nature of ID: expert ID
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Utah
County: Grand
Specific Locality: La Sal Mountains. 1.6 miles North Junction FSR 063 on FSR 062
Verbatim Locality: Utah: Grand Co. La Sal Mtns. 1.6 mi. N. Jct. FSR 063 on FSR 062
General Habitat: Dense, grazed Gambel Oak forest to 15' tall on NW-facing slope, with grassy-herbaceous gaps. Dry sandy soil. Sparse grassy-herbaceous vegetation.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 7880 to 7880 ft
Coordinates: 38° 30.76´ N 109° 20.11´ W (Datum: WGS84)
Stefan P. Cover; 2008-07-22; Source: Magellan Meridian Gold GPS
Collecting Date: 7-22-08
Collecting Event Remarks: Nest extending discontinuously for about 10' >10,000 ants! Numerous males and male pupae.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 7850
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection <80
whole animal (ethanol) subsample good on loan 80
Remarks: (rufa gr.); Formica nr. fossaceps
Microhabitat: Superficial and cryptic thatched nest in litter and grass clumps in partial shade of oak in Gambel Oak woodland to 15' tall.
Media
 
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 14, pg.125. Scanned on 2014-12-02; hard copy may have been updated.

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Media Details
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 14, pg.125. Scanned on 2014-12-02; hard copy may have been updated.