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Species: Acanthostichus arizonensis

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Acanthostichus arizonensis MacKay, 1996 PDF: 141, figs. 6, 17, 18 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Distribution:

USA: southeastern Arizona (Chiricahua Mts., Cochise Co.); may be found in southwestern New Mexico and northern Sonora and Chihuahua in the future.
(From Mackay and Mackay, 2002)

Biology:

Grasslands at the Santa Rita Experimental Range. Workers of this species are often found associated with termites, which may be their principal or exclusive prey.
(From Mackay and Mackay, 2002)

Identification:

This species is easily separated from other species of Acanthostichus found in the United States by the smooth surface of the scape and by the tiny eye.
(From Mackay and Mackay, 2002)

References:

Mackay, W.P. and Mackay, E.E. (2002). The ants of New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The Edwin Mullen Press, Lewiston. 400 pp.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in in exp. plot

Type specimens: paratype: casent0103128; paratype of Acanthostichus arizonensis: casent0903668

(-1 examples)



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