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Species: Formica xerophila   Smith, 1939 

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Formica xerophila_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica moki subsp. xerophila Smith, 1939f PDF: 583 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Formica grundmanni: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 259.

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in sagebrush, 1 times found in mixed conifer/broadleaf riparian zone, 3 times found in chaparral on serpentine, 2 times found in Cupressus grove on serpentine, 1 times found in desert wash, sparse juniper, 2 times found in edge shrub steppe/ponderosa pine forest, 1 times found in pinyon/juniper, burned, 1 times found in ponderosa pine woodland, 2 times found in Ponderosa-pine forest, 1 times found in Redshank chaparral, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times under stone, 3 times nest in soil, 1 times nest under stone, 2 times under rock, 2 times sage/pine wdlnd, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times strays, 1 times on low vegetation, crater decorated with pebbles and dead leaves times ground nest, 1 times ground nest, with conspicuous entrance.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times search, 1 times direct collection, 1 times in pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 275 - 2100 meters, 1232 meters average

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