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  • Entomology 662323 MCZ Entomology
  • Formica gynocrates
  • whole animal (ethanol)
  • 1.6 mi. N. Colorado Sprgs. 0.7 mi. N. Jct. Academy Blvd. on Rt. 83
  • North America: United States: Colorado: El Paso
  • 7-15-94
Identifications
Formica gynocrates Snelling, R.R. & Buren, 1985
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apocrita Vespoidea Formicidae Formicinae Formicini Formica gynocrates
Identified by Stefan P. Cover
Nature of ID: expert ID
Remarks: sanguinea gr.
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: North America
Country: United States
State/Province: Colorado
County: El Paso
Specific Locality: 1.6 mi. N. Colorado Sprgs. 0.7 mi. N. Jct. Academy Blvd. on Rt. 83
Verbatim Locality: El Paso Co., Colorado 1.6 mi. N. Colorado Sprgs. 0.7 mi. N. Jct. Academy Blvd. on Rt. 83
General Habitat: Sandy sparsely grassy-herbaceous area with scattered Ponderosa Pine to 4 m. on gentle slope between Rt. 83 and I-25
Collecting Source: wild caught
Elevation: 6500 to 6500 ft
Collecting Date: 7-15-94
Collecting Event Remarks: Dry site: Pogo. Occidentalis present. Very large colony >> 5000 ants (prob >10,000) with several fused gravel craters occupying 1/2 meter squared. Workers returning from raid before thunderstorm. Lots of worker brood and alate queens. Raiders and slaves very aggressive. slaves = F. bradleyi! 2 vials.
Collectors
Stefan P. Cover
Identifiers
collector number: SPC 4090
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (ethanol) good in collection >100
Microhabitat: Gravelly sand.
Media
 
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 9, pg.10. Scanned on 2014-10-03; hard copy may have been updated.

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Media Details
Stefan Cover Field Notes Vol. 9, pg.10. Scanned on 2014-10-03; hard copy may have been updated.