Current View: Bolton World Catalog
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Species: Formica oregonensis   Cole, 1938 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica oregonensis Cole, 1938c PDF: 368 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Formica (Raptiformica): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 465.
Junior synonym of Formica manni: Wilson & Brown, 1955 PDF: 127.
Revived from synonymy: Cole, 1956d PDF: 212.


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in shrub steppe, 5 times found in sagebrush meadow, 1 times found in juniper desert, 1 times found in open sagebrush/bitterbrush, 1 times found in sagebrush, 1 times found in sagebrush desert, 1 times found in sparse juniper, sagebrush, 1 times found in pine/sagebrush/grassland, 1 times found in pinyon-cedar woodland, 1 times found in shrub steppe, on dry slope, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times under stone, 5 times under rock, 3 times strays, 3 times nest under stone, 1 times nesting under rock, 2 times foragers, 1 times workers running rapidly on surface, 1 times under stone, aggressive, workers ran out biting, 1 times recruiting to cookie crumbs, 1 times fast forager on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times search, 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 122 - 2124 meters, 640 meters average

Type specimens: paratype: casent0103365, casent0105755

See something amiss? Send us an email.