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Species: Solenopsis xyloni   McCook, 1880 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Solenopsis xyloni McCook, 1880: 188, figs. 37, 38 (s.w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Solenopsis geminata: Wheeler, 1910a: 563; Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 395.
Revived status as species: Creighton, 1930b PDF: 98; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 232; Snelling, 1963 PDF: 9.


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, Baja California Sur, California, Chihuahua, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hidalgo, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, North Carolina, Puebla, Sonora, South Carolina, Texas, United States, Utah
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, Colima, Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos, Sinaloa, Veracruz

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in desert scrub, 7 times found in high desert, 0 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 5 times found in chaparral, 2 times found in Larrea desert, 1 times found in desert, 1 times found in Pine-oak forest, 3 times found in agricultural zone, 2 times found in xerophyl scrub, 2 times found in Yucca, Encelia desert, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times under stone, 3 times stray foragers, 2 times stray foragers on ground, 3 times ground nest, 1 times on Ferrocactus, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in buried hollow stems, 1 times on Cylindropuntia, 1 times Under rock on open, grassy slope., 1 times stray foragers around Opuntia, 1 times stray foragers around base of Populus, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times hand collecting, 1 times under rock, 5 times pitfall, 4 times search, 0 times hand collection, 3 times pitfall trap, 3 times Sugar bait, 0 times Under cardboard, 0 times Under stone, 0 times On hackbery tree, 0 times tending aphids on cholla blossoms, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2438 meters, 998 meters average

Type specimens:

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