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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, 2016)

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: Arizona, California, Canada, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in pine/fir woodland, 5 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, 2 times found in coastal pine woodland, 2 times found in pine/fir forest, 2 times found in pine/oak woodland, 0 times found in Mixed canyon forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 29 times under stone, 13 times nest under rock, 9 times foragers, 7 times ground foragers, 4 times strays, 1 times nest in dead lupine root, 2 times under stones, 1 times under 1" of soil and grass pressed against slab, Solenopsis nest, Myrmica worke times steep, open grassland with scattered pines. 1550, 2 times on ground, 2 times nest under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 77 times search, 30 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 Winkler, 0 times Grassy wayside park, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3420 meters, 1515 meters average

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

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