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  • Entomology 662235 MCZ Entomology
  • Formica obscuriventris
  • whole animal (ethanol); whole animal (ethanol) sample
  • Myles Standish Sate Forest. 1/4 miles east of Hayes road junction on South Line road.
  • North America: United States: Massachusetts: Plymouth
  • 8-5-08
  • BerkeleyMapper
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 Sate Forest. 1/4 miles east of Hayes road junction on South Line road.
Verbatim Locality: Mass: Plymouth Co. Myles Standish St. Forest. 1/4 mi. E. Jct. Hayes Rd. on South Line Rd.
General Habitat: Open Pitch Pine, White Pine, Bear Oak forest to 25' tall. Bear Oak, Huckleberry, Corema conradii (?) understory. Pure coarse sand.
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 110 to 110 ft
Coordinates: 41° 48.24´ N 70° 40.5´ W (Datum: WGS84)
Stefan P. Cover; 2008-08-05; Source: Magellan Meridian Gold GPS
Collecting Date: 8-5-08
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 7871
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection ca.60
whole animal (ethanol) subsample good on loan 60
Microhabitat: Lightly thatched nest at side of pine stump in light shade. 2" litter. Humusy sand. No sexuals.
Media
 
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 14, pg.129. Scanned on 2014-12-02; hard copy may have been updated.

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Media Details
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 14, pg.129. Scanned on 2014-12-02; hard copy may have been updated.