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|Formica polyctena||Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 144, (download)||144||6175|
|Formica polyctena||n. sp.||Förster, A., 1850, Hymenopterologische Studien. 1. Formicariae., Aachen: Unknown Publisher: 15-17, (download)||15-17||8138|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 475 times found in Unknown, 81 times found in Forest, 32 times found in heathlands, 13 times found in Anthropogenic, 7 times found in shrubs, 4 times found in dry grassland, 3 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 3 times found in Wet grassland, 2 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 2 times found in mixed forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times large nest mound, 1 times nest mound, 1 times foraging on path, 1 times nest mound, pine needles.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 324 times Manual catch, 33 times Pitfall trap, 5 times search, 2 times Nest sample, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times Color trap, 1 times Hand.
Elevations: collected from 250 - 974 meters, 612 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Formica rufa nuda: casent0917340