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Species: Formica subnitens   Creighton, 1940 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica rufa subsp. subnitens Creighton, 1940a PDF: 10, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Miller, 1957 PDF: 255 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Cole, 1955b PDF: 50; Miller, 1957 PDF: 253; MacKay et al., 1988: 111 (in key).


  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: 6 times found in sagebrush, 1 times found in grass/sagebrush, 1 times found in Perrennial clump grassland, 1 times found in desert grassland, 1 times found in Oak brush, 1 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 1 times found in Sage grassland, 1 times found in Sagebrush meadow, 1 times found in alpine vegetation.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest under stone, 4 times thatched nest, 2 times thatch mound arnd shrub, 1 times thatch mound, 1 times mound nest with thatch, 1 times mound nest, 1 times foragers, 1 times under stone, 1 times oak leaf mould, 1 times near edge of sagebrush, 1 times mound nest, with thatch, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1550 - 2680 meters, 2007 meters average

Type specimens:

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