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Figures 5 a-b, 35, 51, 65, 78
DISTRIBUTION (Map 3)
UNITED STATES: Arizona. MEXICO: Jalisco, Oaxaca.
UNITED STATES, ARIZONA, Santa Cruz Co., Florida Canyon , Santa Rita Mts. (LACM, GCSC).
MEXICO, JALISCO, Chamela Biological Station (USNM); Ototonilco (USNM). OAXACA, 13 mi NW Oaxaca , 5500 ft. (LACM).
This species has not been previously recorded from the United States. Its discovery in southern Arizona raises the possibility that this species, rather than N. melanocephalusHNS, might be the worker caste of N. mandibularisHNS. The question cannot now be resolved.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in oak woodland, 1 times found in tropical dry forest.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground forager(s).
Elevations: collected from 100 - 1600 meters, 850 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1987-12-15 and 1987-12-20
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