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Species: Solenopsis xyloni   McCook, 1880 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Solenopsis xyloni McCook, 1880 PDF: 188, figs. 37, 38 (s.w.q.) U.S.A. (Louisiana). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype queen. Primary type locality: U.S.A.: Louisiana (Comstock?). Primary type depository: ANSP ? (Creighton, 1950a PDF: 232, states that no types are known to exist, but McCook was based in Philadelphia, so ANSP is a possibility). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Solenopsis pylades: Trager, 1991 PDF: 166; Bolton, 1995b: 391.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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 on swimming pool surface, 6 times found in desert scrub, 7 times found in high desert, 7 times found in chaparral, 11 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 5 times found in desert, 6 times found in Pine-oak forest, 2 times found in Larrea desert, 5 times found in oak woodland, 3 times found in agricultural zone, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times under stone, 22 times under rock, 3 times stray foragers, 4 times ground nest, 2 times stray foragers on ground, 1 times at bait, 1 times on Ferrocactus, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in buried hollow stems, 3 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times on low vegetation, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times hand collecting, 8 times search, 5 times pitfall, 1 times bait, 4 times pitfall trap, 4 times hand collection, 2 times direct collection, 3 times at bait|sugar, 1 times same as 6?, 1 times beat sheet, 1 times Beating vegetation (flowering Ericameria), late afternoon., ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2438 meters, 989 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1890-07-15 and 2021-04-18

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