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Species: Formica (neogagates-group) lasioides   Emery, 1893 

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Formica lasioides_cf, Formica lasioides vetula

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.


Nearctic Region: Alberta, Arizona, Baja California, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington

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, 0 times found in Mixed-canyon forest, 4 times found in subalpine meadow, 4 times found in conifer forest, 2 times found in coastal pine woodland, 2 times found in pine/fir forest, 2 times found in chaparral, ...

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, 1 times nest in dead lupine root, 2 times under stones, 2 times ground nest, 3 times nest under stone, Solenopsis nest, Myrmica worke times steep, open grassland with scattered pines. 1550, 2 times on ground, ...

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, 2 times Davis sifter, 1 times hand coll., 0 times Under log, 0 times Sandy roadside, 1 times sweep net, 1 times baiting, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3420 meters, 1563 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica lasioides: casent0905714; Paratype: fmnhins0000110096

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