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Species: Formica rubicunda   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica sanguinea subsp. rubicunda Emery, 1893k PDF: 647, pl. 22, fig. 2 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 407 (m.).
Combination in Formica (Raptiformica): Emery, 1925d PDF: 260.
Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 468.
Revived from synonymy: Buren, 1968a PDF: 30.


  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: 12 times found in hardwood forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 5 times found in mixed colony in soil and log in hardwood forest, 3 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 3 times found in black oak dunes, 2 times found in Short grass prairie, 1 times found in mixed oak forest, 1 times found in open Ponderosa Pine woodland 10-15m tall w/sparse ground-cover, 1 times found in Deciduous woodland, 1 times found in Lodgepole pine forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times raiding column?, 1 times with slaves, 1 times under stone in dense woods, 1 times under rock, thatch nest, 1 times log stage 5.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 12 times general collecting, 1 times search, 1 times direct collection, 0 times pitfall trap, 1 times several fused craters in open area. Sandy soil.

Elevations: collected from 101 - 3109 meters, 1808 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica rubicunda: casent0905693

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