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Species: Formica wheeleri   Creighton, 1935 


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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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, North America, United States, Utah, Wyoming
Neotropical Region: Americas

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Pasture, 1 times found in Open sagebrush (~20% cover) Fine, sandy soil., 2 times found in pine-fir woodland, 2 times found in in open Ponderosa Pine Forest, 1 times found in sagebrush, 0 times found in shortgrass prairie, 1 times found in open rocky prairie, 1 times found in pin-fir woodland, 1 times found in pine, douglas fir forest, 0 times found in Aspen-spruce forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under 2 adjacent rocks. ~200 ants total, 2 times Under 2 rocks in gap, 1 times nest under grass clump, dulotic, 1 times Nest under grass clump in small gap. Partial shade..

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

Elevations: collected from 1676 - 2716 meters, 2361 meters average

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



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