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Species: Formica moki   Wheeler, 1906 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica moki Wheeler, 1906i PDF: 343 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1966b PDF: 25 (m.).
Combination in Formica (Neoformica): Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 558.
Junior synonym of Formica occidua: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 254.
[Note that Formica moki has seniority over Formica occidua and hence is the valid name; see Smith, 1979: 1453.].
See also: Smith, 1939f PDF: 582.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 13 times found in oak woodland, 11 times found in chaparral, 2 times found in chapparal, 4 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in open grassland, 4 times found in Deciduous bottomland forest, 3 times found in urban park, 1 times found in montane chaparral on edge of mixed conifer forest, 3 times found in riparian woodland, 1 times found in pine, manzanita, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times under stone, 2 times nest under large rock, 5 times ground forager(s), 4 times nest under rock, 2 times ground nest, 1 times nest in soil, 4 times sifted litter, 3 times pitfall trap, 1 times nest in rock pile, 1 times under rock, 1 times foragers on open ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times hand collecting, 9 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 5 times search, 4 times general collecting, 3 times pitfall trap, 2 times direct collection, 2 times hand coll., 1 times army ant raid, 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 1 times collected from house.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2145 meters, 704 meters average

Type specimens: paratype: casent0173015

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