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Species: Polyergus (lucidus) lucidus

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Polyergus lucidus Mayr, 1870b PDF: 952 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Wheeler & Wheeler, 1968a PDF: 214 (l.); Wheeler, 1903h PDF: 659 (gynandromorph).
Revived status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 214; Wheeler, 1917k PDF: 465; Smith, 1947g PDF: 152; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 557.
Senior synonym of Polyergus montivagus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 557.
See also: Talbot, 1968 PDF: 299; Trager, 2013 PDF: 524.

Distribution:

NEARCTIC: USA (MA)

Biology:

Prairie or old field, mixed colonies with host Formica incerta

Notes:

IUCN Red List status: VU D2 Listed as: Polyergus lucidus

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Forel, A., 1886:
— M " Mary Treat a observe cette amazone americaine a. Vineland (New Jersey). Elle m'a envoye les [[ worker ]], [[ queen ]] et [[ male ]] que j'ai aussi recus des Alleghenuies, de M. Mac Cook. D'apres les observations de ces naturalistes, le P. lucidus ne prend comme esclaves que la Formica Schaufussii Mayr qu'il m'ont envoyee en meme temps. C'est ce qu'avait deja suppose Mayr (Neue Formiciden,. 1870, p. 953). Le P. lucidus est si voisin du P. rufescens que je ne puis en faire qu'une race. L'eclat n'est point une ditference constante, car il varie beaucoup chez le P. rufescens qui est parfois presque aussi luisant que le P. lucidus .

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in pasture, 1 times found in Pinyon -cedar -oak woodland, 1 times found in meadow

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times under rock, 1 times migrating from nest to body of dead Phoebe

Elevations: collected from 320 - 2438 meters, 1935 meters average

Type specimens: Syntype? of Polyergus lucidus: casent0915628

(-1 examples)



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