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Species: Formica glacialis   Wheeler, 1908 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica fusca var. glacialis Wheeler, 1908i PDF: 624 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Emery, 1925d PDF: 247.
Junior synonym of Formica fusca: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 494; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 532.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 152.
Senior synonym of Formica fairchildi: Francoeur, 1977a PDF: 11.
Revived from synonymy: Bolton, 1995b: 196.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in shrubby edge of an extensive Sphagnum bog, raised embankment of disused railway, 1 times found in coastal granite barrens, 1 times found in mesic forest, 1 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 1 times found in pine-fir-spruce forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times mound nest in clump of Empetrum, 1 times mound nest, 1 times in Sphagnum moss growing on gravel/soil/litter at edge of bog beneath white birch (red arrow), 1 times ground nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times direct collection, 1 times hand sorted, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 640 meters, 330 meters average

Type specimens:

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