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Species: Formica propinqua   Creighton, 1940 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

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

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica truncicola integroides propinqua Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 538; unavailable name.].
Cole, 1956f PDF: 257 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 85; MacKay et al., 1988: 112 (in key).


  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: 4 times found in alpine meadow edge, 2 times found in alpine scrub, 1 times found in pine/fir woodland, 1 times found in mixed conifer/oak/aspen, 2 times found in on Amorpha canescens, tending Vanduzea trigusttata, 1 times found in Pinus-Tsuga ridge, 1 times found in road edge, 1 times found in cottonwood-willow forest, 1 times found in rocky ridge, 1 times found in Dome Rock, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times thatch mound, 2 times stray foragers, 1 times nest under dead wood, 1 times loose thatch around rock hummock, 3 times ground nest, 1 times strays on ground/under rocks, 2 times forager, 1 times with aphids on oak, 1 times under stone, 1 times under rock, 1 times pine needle thatched nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection, 4 times hand collecting, 5 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1233 - 3048 meters, 2310 meters average

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