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Species: Formica lasioides   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

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.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in pine/fir woodland, 7 times found in subalpine meadow, 6 times found in coastal scrub, 6 times found in conifer forest, 9 times found in sagebrush, 9 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 9 times found in Meadow, 8 times found in Mixed-canyon forest, 8 times found in nest in ball of grass, 30cm diameter, forest, pine, aspens, rocky loam soil, very active, 2 times found in pine/oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 44 times under stone, 20 times nest under rock, 37 times under rock, 13 times foragers, 10 times ground foragers, 6 times strays, 6 times nest under stone, 4 times ground nest, 1 times nest in dead lupine root, 2 times under stones, 2 times nest in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 102 times search, 50 times hand collecting, 7 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 6 times direct collection, 2 times in pitfall trap, 1 times sweeping vegetation, 3 times Davis sifter, 1 times hand coll., 2 times sweeping, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times sweep net, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3430 meters, 1617 meters average

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

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