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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryCosta Rica
LocalitySirena, Corcovado National Park
Institution CodeCas
Collection CodeAntweb
Catalog NumberJtl007626
Collected ByJ. Longino
Date Collected1980-06-11

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Name Brian Fisher
Name Jon Fong
Name Brian Fisher
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Scientific Nameneoponera apicalis
Higher Classficationanimalia;arthropoda;insecta;hymenoptera;hymenoptera;formicidae;ponerinae
Specific Epithetapicalis
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Identified ByJ. Longino
Date Identified1994-04-10
Catalog Numberjtl007626
PreparationsDry mount
Institution CodeCAS
Collection CodeANTWEB
Occurrence IDCAS:ANTWEB:jtl007626
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Collection Event
Collected ByJ. Longino
Field NumberJTL11Jun80
Date Collected1980-06-11
Verbatim Date Collected11 Jun 1980
Sampling ProtocolSearch
Field NotesNOTEBY J.Longino, NOTEDATE 10-Apr-94: St. 971. There is a large colony near st. 970 that I watched all season. The nest is inside a 1m dia. fallen tree trunk. The trunk is suspended 1m off the ground by its branches, and the nest entrance is on the underside. While mark-recapturing butterflies there, I would frequently feed Tabanids to foragers. One day, I had just arrived, smashed and dropped a few Tabanids, and I decided to follow a worker who picked one up. It took a torturous route, up and down, backwards and forwards, taking many dead end routes from which it would return and take another. After some time, it reached the nest entrance, 10-12 m from where it started. Within a minute of the time it entered the nest, a second worker appeared at the entrance with another one of my smashed Tabanids. This observation was on 19-VIII-80 at 0900 hrs. On 30-IX-80 at 1000 hrs I set out a handkerchief at st. 971 with many dead Tabanids on it. The Pachys found them first, and a single worker spent a long time just going from fly to fly biting off the wings. After a while the Solenop. and Cremat. began to arrive. Two Pachys were on the handkerchief by this time, and they began to carry flies off. A Pachy dashed in and grabbed one last fly from the Solenops, but from then on it was Solenop and Cremat. territory. Maybe the Pachy bit off the wings of a dozen flies before doing anything else because that is step one in the program upon seeing dead insects, and seeing more than one dead insect in any one place is not a common event. Unrelated collection on 11 June 1980: strays at Sirena.
CountryCosta Rica
State / ProvincePuntarenas
Continentnorth america
LocalitySirena, Corcovado National Park
Decimal Latitude8.48333
Decimal Longitude-83.6
Minimum Elevation in Meters10
Georeference Remarksminutes
Modified2018-06-22 09:23:37.0
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