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Species: Formica planipilis   Creighton, 1940 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica rufa subsp. planipilis Creighton, 1940a PDF: 9, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1956g PDF: 259 (q.).
Raised to species: Cole, 1956g PDF: 259.


  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: 7 times found in sagebrush, 6 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 4 times found in aspen forest, 2 times found in pine/aspen/sagebrush, 3 times found in Ponderosa-lodgepole pine forest, 2 times found in lodgepole pine forest, 1 times found in sagebrush/pinyon-juniper, 1 times found in shrub steppe, 2 times found in open sagebrush, sparse pines, 1 times found in pine/oak woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times thatched nest, 3 times thatch mound, 2 times thatch mound nest, 1 times mound nest with thatch, 3 times mound nest, 1 times in pine stump with thatch, 1 times foragers on poplar, 1 times thatch nest around dead wood, 2 times on Cercocarpus ledifolius, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times nest in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times search, 1 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 325 - 3658 meters, 2287 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: fmnhins0000062705, fmnhins0000062706, fmnhins0000062707

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