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Species: Formica neoclara   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica fusca var. neoclara Emery, 1893k PDF: 661 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Emery, 1925d PDF: 248.
Subspecies of Formica fusca: Buren, 1944a PDF: 301.
Raised to species and material of the unavailable name Formica lutescens referred here: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 535.
Senior synonym of Formica pruinosa: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 84.


  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: 26 times found in thatched nest, moderate shrubland, few spruce, fine sand/clay, brood, 22 times found in nest under stone with soil mound, sparse forest, pine/fir/aspen, rocky loam, brood, active, 17 times found in nest under bark of log, fir/pine/aspen forest, brood in nest, escape with brood, clay loam soil, 16 times found in under stone of campfire ring, riaparian city park, trees, clay loam soil, escape with brood, 14 times found in pine/aspen forest, clay loam soil, 0 times found in loose on ground, 11 times found in nest in stump, very dry, wet root, moderate shrubland, few spruce, fine sand/clay, brood, 0 times found in grassy area, 9 times found in Meadow, 9 times found in nest in stump, riparian city park, trees, clay loam soil, escape, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 24 times under rock, 11 times under stone, 3 times sagebrush canyon and stream, 6 times under log, 2 times nest in sandy soil under grass, 1 times strays, 3 times foragers, 4 times nest under stone, 1 times strays on ground/under rocks, 2 times under stones, 3 times log stage 4, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 35 times Search, 7 times hand collecting, 3 times direct collection, 0 times pitfall trap, 1 times 11 25 am, clear, fair, 0 times general collecting, 1 times observation.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 3753 meters, 1467 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-04-13 and 2019-06-23

Type specimens:

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