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Species: Solenopsis amblychila   Wheeler, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Solenopsis aurea subsp. amblychila Wheeler, 1915b PDF: 394 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Arizona). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers, syntype queens, syntype males (numbers not stated, “many specimens”). Primary type locality: U.S.A.: Arizona, Huachuca Mts (by restriction of Creighton, 1950a PDF: 230), Huachuca Mts, Ramsay Cañon 6000 ft, Hunter’s Cañon 5500 ft, Carr Cañon 6000 ft, Miller Cañon 5000-5400 ft (W.M. Wheeler). Primary type depositories: LACM, MCZC. Type notes: Other original syntype locality: Mexico: Guadalahara (J.F. McClendon). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Solenopsis xyloni: Creighton, 1930b PDF: 104; Cole, 1937a PDF: 99 (bottom of page); Smith, 1951c PDF: 812.
Subspecies of Solenopsis aurea: Emery, 1922c PDF: 196; Cole, 1937a PDF: 99 (top of page); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 230; Smith, 1958c PDF: 129; Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 139.
Status as species: Trager, 1991 PDF: 168 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 386; Ward, 2005 PDF: 67.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Chihuahuan desert, 1 times found in ocotillo-agave rocky slope, 1 times found in Chihuahuan desert wash, 1 times found in coastal sage scrub, 1 times found in in grazed, open desert..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times under stone, 1 times nest in soft sandy soil, 1 times understone, 1 times Large nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Search.

Elevations: collected from 160 - 1395 meters, 1148 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1940-05-20 00:00:00.0 and 2015-08-10 00:00:00.0

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