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Species: Formica aerata   Francoeur, 1973 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica aerata Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 116, figs. 183-189 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in riparian woodland, 5 times found in sagebrush-riparian vegetation, 2 times found in riparian area in sagebrush scrub, 2 times found in swale in sagebrush scrub, 3 times found in sagebrush scrub, 1 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in desert swale, 2 times found in sagebrush desert, 1 times found in shrub steppe with scattered houses, sagebrush, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times pitfall trap, 2 times strays on river bank, 2 times strays on ground, 1 times stray foragers at base of Populus, 1 times nest at base of Salix, 1 times ground foragers at night, 1 times under railroad ties, 1 times stray foragers on ground, 1 times foragers around Populus, 1 times foragers, 1 times ex dead sagebrush root, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times hand collecting, 2 times pitfall trap, 2 times direct collection, 1 times search, 1 times sweep net, 2 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 1 times Pitfall, coll. via pitfall, 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 1 times collected from around orange tree, 1 times collected from refrigerator.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2140 meters, 1249 meters average

Type specimens:

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