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|Subspecies of Formica rufa: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 426; Emery, 1893k PDF: 649; Wheeler, 1908k PDF: 408; Creighton, 1940a PDF: 1.|
|Subspecies of Formica truncicola: Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 116; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 445; Wheeler, 1917k PDF: 464.|
|Senior synonym of Formica obscuriventris clivia: Shattuck & Cover, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4175.1.2 PDF: 16.|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in coniferous forest, 6 times found in Aspen-lodgepole pine forest, 6 times found in Black oak dunes, 3 times found in sparse conifer woods, 3 times found in meadow edge in conifer forest, 5 times found in Deciduous shrub, 5 times found in Mixed montane forest, 3 times found in Deciduous thicket, 3 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 2 times found in spruce-fir forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times under rock, 4 times under stone, 5 times under boulder, 1 times nest in dead wood, 3 times under thatched wood, 2 times foragers, 3 times log stage 4, 2 times with membaracids on ambrosia, 2 times under stick, 2 times under log, 1 times under dead sage stem, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times search, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times direct collection, 1 times hand collected, 1 times sweeping.
Elevations: collected from 450 - 3048 meters, 1970 meters average
Type specimens: Paratype: fmnhins0000062711, fmnhins0000062712, fmnhins0000062713; syntype (?) of Formica truncicola obscuriventris: casent0915637; syntype of Formica obscuriventris: casent0911083; type of Formica truncicola var. obscuriventris: focol2745