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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.


Nearctic Region: Alberta, Arizona, Baja California, British Columbia, California, Canada, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, 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, 5 times found in conifer forest, 0 times found in Meadow, 4 times found in subalpine meadow, 0 times found in Mixed-canyon forest, 4 times found in sagebrush, 2 times found in chaparral, 0 times found in Mixed canyon forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 37 times under stone, 19 times nest under rock, 12 times foragers, 9 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, 2 times on ground, 1 times nest under rock under Pinus ponderosa, ...

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 meadow, 0 times under dung, ...

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

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

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