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Species: Formica lasioides   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Formica lasioides Emery, 1893k PDF: 664 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Proformica: Emery, 1912f PDF: 100; in Formica (Proformica): Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 539; in Formica: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 114.
Revived status as species and senior synonym of Formica vetula: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 457.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: Canada, United States
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in pine/fir woodland, 6 times found in coastal scrub, 0 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 0 times found in Meadow, 5 times found in conifer forest, 0 times found in Mixed-canyon forest, 4 times found in sagebrush, 4 times found in subalpine meadow, 0 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 1 times found in oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 37 times under stone, 19 times nest under rock, 12 times foragers, 8 times ground foragers, 6 times strays, 5 times nest under stone, 2 times under stones, 1 times nest in dead lupine root, 2 times ground nest, 1 times nest under rock under Pinus ponderosa, 2 times under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 95 times search, 44 times hand collecting, 1 times under rock, 7 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 2 times in pitfall trap, 1 times hand coll., 2 times Davis sifter, 0 times Under log, 0 times Sandy roadside, 0 times Under flagstone, 0 times Grass hummock, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3420 meters, 1574 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica lasioides: casent0905714; Type - uncertain status: fmnhins0000062719

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