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Species: Formica dakotensis   Emery, 1893 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Formica dakotensis Emery, 1893k PDF: 652, pl. 22, fig. 5 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wasmann, 1901 PDF: 4 (q.m.); Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 462 (q.).
Senior synonym of Formica saturata, Formica wasmanni (and its junior synonym Formica specularis): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 484; of Formica montigena: Brown, 1957f: 167.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, 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: 1 times found in subalpine woodland, 1 times found in grassy area, 1 times found in open conifer woodland, 3 times found in Mixed montane forest, 1 times found in aspen forest, 1 times found in pine/fir woodland, 2 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 1 times found in conifer forest edge, 1 times found in rocky alpine ridge, 2 times found in meadow, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times under rock, 1 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under asphalt of old road, 1 times nest under stones, 2 times thatched nest, 1 times on trail, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest under dead wood, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times under wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times search, 3 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 700 - 2903 meters, 2160 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica fusca subpolita specularis: casent0905701



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