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Species: Formica adamsi whymperi   Wheeler, 1917 

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Formica adamsi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica whymperi Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 544 (w.) CANADA. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica rufa obscuripes whymperi Forel, 1904b PDF: 152; unavailable name.].
Material of the unavailable name Formica pullula referred here: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 509.
Senior synonym of Formica californica: Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 15.
Currently subspecies of Formica adamsi (as the latter name has priority over Formica whymperi): Bolton, 1995b: 206.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in shrub steppe, 3 times found in cold desert, 3 times found in treeline with Abies, Vaccinium, 2 times found in 2nd growth conifer forest, 1 times found in ponderosa pine/fir forest, 2 times found in gambel oak thicket, 2 times found in mixed redwood forest, 1 times found in sparse pine forest, 2 times found in subalpine scrub, 1 times found in cleared area at peak, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times foragers, 5 times under stone, 3 times nest in soil, 2 times nest in dead wood, 3 times nest under stone, 1 times nest in rock crack, 2 times in rotten wood, 1 times in dead wood on ground, 2 times ex rotten log, 1 times nest under stones with thatch, 1 times nest under loose bark, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 43 times search, 1 times observation.

Elevations: collected from 550 - 3340 meters, 2015 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica adamsi whymperi: casent0911082



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