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Species: Formica adamsi   Wheeler, 1909 

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Formica adamsi alpina, Formica adamsi whymperi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Formica adamsi Wheeler, 1909e PDF: 84 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Formica adamsi Wheeler, 1908k PDF: 408. Nomen nudum.].
Subspecies of Formica whymperi: Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 544; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 509.
[First available name is Formica adamsi as this has priority over Formica whymperi (see there): Bolton, 1995b: 191.].
Current subspecies: nominal plus Formica adamsi alpina, Formica adamsi whymperi.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 18 times found in spruce-fir forest, 6 times found in subalpine meadow, 3 times found in Douglas fir-aspen forest, 3 times found in Tundra, 3 times found in Montane forest, 2 times found in Montane meadow, 2 times found in spruce bog, 2 times found in Aspen-lodgepole pine, 2 times found in aspen-lodgepole-pine-spruce forest, 2 times found in Spruce-fir-aspen forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times thatched nest, 10 times under rock, 3 times nest in soil, brood in nest, 2 times stump, log stage 3, 2 times log stage 5, 2 times thactched nest, under rock, 1 times rock-face SE exposure, 1 times log stage 6, 1 times log stage 4; thatched nest, 1 times log stage 4, wind timber, 1 times log stage 4, ...

Elevations: collected from 150 - 3810 meters, 2673 meters average

Type specimens:

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