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Species: Formica lasioides   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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.


(based on species list records)
Nearctic Region: Alberta, Arizona, Baja California, British Columbia, California, Canada, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, United States, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Neotropical Region: Americas, Central America, 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, 4 times found in subalpine meadow, 0 times found in Mixed-canyon forest, 4 times found in conifer forest, 2 times found in chaparral, 2 times found in pine/fir forest, 0 times found in Mixed canyon forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 32 times under stone, 19 times nest under rock, 9 times foragers, 9 times ground foragers, 4 times strays, 2 times under stones, 1 times nest in dead lupine root, 2 times ground nest, 3 times nest under stone, 1 times under 1" of soil and grass pressed against slab, Solenopsis nest, Myrmica worke times steep, open grassland with scattered pines. 1550, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 81 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 Sandy roadside, 0 times Under log, 1 times 6L sifted litter; extracted in Winkler sack over72 hours, 0 times with Hetaerus brunneipennis, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3420 meters, 1564 meters average

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

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