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Species: Formica argentea   Wheeler, 1912 

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Formica argentea_cf, Formica argentea_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica fusca var. argentea Wheeler, 1912c PDF: 90. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Formica argentata Wheeler, 1902f PDF.
[Junior primary homonym of Formica argentata Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 413.].
Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 502 (q.m.).
Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Emery, 1925d PDF: 248.
Subspecies of Formica fusca: Buren, 1944a PDF: 301.
Junior synonym of Formica fusca: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 532.
Revived from synonymy, raised to species and senior synonym of Formica blanda: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 141.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in pine/fir woodland, 12 times found in shrub steppe, 6 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 7 times found in riparian vegetation, 4 times found in pine/oak woodland, 5 times found in pine-fir woodland, 3 times found in pine, Cercocarpus, 6 times found in conifer forest, 4 times found in pinyon pine woodland, 3 times found in open rocky prairie, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 47 times under stone, 15 times nest under rock, 11 times nest under stone, 17 times under rock, 5 times strays, 11 times ground foragers, 5 times stray foragers, 8 times ground forager(s), 4 times ground, 3 times under rocks, 6 times nest in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 105 times Search, 69 times hand collecting, 6 times direct collection, 1 times sweeping vegetation, 2 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 0 times under rock, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 3395 meters, 1449 meters average

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