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Species: Formica oreas   Wheeler, 1903 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica oreas Wheeler, 1903g PDF: 643, fig. 2 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. Primary type information: Woodland Park [38°59′N 105°03′W], Colorado, 8500ft., 26 July 1903 (W.M. Wheeler); Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 458.


  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: 3 times found in Pinus albicaulis open forest, 3 times found in shrub steppe, 1 times found in subalpine meadow, 4 times found in Meadow, 1 times found in alpine scrub, 1 times found in alpine/conifer forest, 3 times found in Pinyon- cedar woodland, 3 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 1 times found in sagebrush/pinyon juniper, 2 times found in Greasewood, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times under rock, 2 times nest under rock, 2 times nest in ground, 1 times under stone, 1 times tending aphids on Artemisia, 1 times nest in soil on edge of boulder, 1 times foragers around stump, 2 times under stone, with some thatch, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times foragers, 2 times with aphids on Artemisia, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times hand collecting, 7 times search, 3 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 260 - 3240 meters, 2308 meters average

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