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Species: Formica wheeleri   Creighton, 1935 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Formica wheeleri Creighton, 1935 PDF: 1, fig. 1 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Formica (Raptiformica): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 472.

Distribution:


Nearctic Region: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Open sagebrush (~20% cover) Fine, sandy soil., 1 times found in Pasture, 1 times found in sagebrush, 2 times found in in open Ponderosa Pine Forest, 0 times found in shortgrass prairie, 2 times found in pine-fir woodland, 0 times found in Ponderosa pine-oak woodland, 0 times found in Garden, 0 times found in Sagebrush & meadow, 0 times found in Meadow, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under 2 adjacent rocks. ~200 ants total, 2 times Under 2 rocks in gap, Formica with slaves, nest in and under grass clump. times open rocky prairie. 1110, 1 times Nest under grass clump in small gap. Partial shade..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times under rock, 1 times search, 0 times Mound #41, 0 times Raiding colony of Formica neogagates.

Elevations: collected from 1676 - 2716 meters, 2310 meters average

Type specimens: cotype: casent0173019; Paratype: fmnhins0000109361; syntype of Formica wheeleri: casent0903282



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