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|Combination in Proformica: Emery, 1912f PDF: 100; in Formica (Proformica): Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 539; in Formica: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 114.|
|Subspecies of Formica fusca: Wheeler, 1908k PDF: 409; of Formica neogagates: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 539.|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in pine/fir woodland, 7 times found in subalpine meadow, 6 times found in coastal scrub, 6 times found in conifer forest, 9 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 9 times found in Meadow, 8 times found in nest in ball of grass, 30cm diameter, forest, pine, aspens, rocky loam soil, very active, 7 times found in sagebrush, 8 times found in Mixed-canyon forest, 2 times found in pine/oak woodland, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 37 times under stone, 20 times nest under rock, 37 times under rock, 13 times foragers, 8 times ground foragers, 6 times nest under stone, 6 times strays, 2 times under stones, 1 times nest in dead lupine root, 2 times ground nest, Solenopsis nest, Myrmica worke times steep, open grassland with scattered pines. 1550, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 98 times search, 50 times hand collecting, 7 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 2 times in pitfall trap, 3 times Davis sifter, 1 times hand coll., 2 times sweeping, 1 times mixed, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times 6L sifted litter; extracted in Winkler sack over72 hours, 1 times baiting, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 3420 meters, 1590 meters average