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Species: Formica montana   Wheeler, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Formica subpolita var. montana Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 571 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica fusca subpolita montana Emery, 1893k PDF: 663; unavailable name.].
Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 70 (q.m.); Hung, 1969 PDF: 455 (k.).
Raised to species: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 529.
Senior synonym of Formica neocinerea, Formica rutilans: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 534; Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 67.

Distribution:

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in edge freshwater marsh, 1 times found in Field, NE, 1 times found in Marshy meadow, 1 times found in Oak Savanna.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 2 times large flat toped mound, 1 times marshy meadow, 1 times large flat-topped mound, 1 times Asclepias syriaca, noon 75F, tending Aphis asclepiadis #9775 on youngest leaves, 1 times Asclepias syriaca, 1PM sunny 70F, tending Aphis nerii #11172 on stems & leaves, many wasps #11174 in mummies.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 700 - 1320 meters, 1010 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica cinerea neocinerea: casent0912250



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