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Species: Formica subpolita   Mayr, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica fusca var. subpolita Mayr, 1886d PDF: 426 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 534 (m.).
Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Emery, 1925d PDF: 251.
Raised to species: Wheeler, 1908k PDF: 625; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 532.
Senior synonym of Formica flammiventris: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 532; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 541; of Formica camponoticeps, Formica ficticia: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 107.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 24 times found in sparse sagebrush, dry light brown fine sand/clay, 14 times found in chaparral, 9 times found in shrub steppe, 4 times found in pine forest, 6 times found in sagebrush, 5 times found in grassy slope, 1 times found in exposed coastal prairie, 3 times found in coniferous forest, 3 times found in grassy sagebrush, 4 times found in grassy swale in juniper/sage, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 40 times under stone, 13 times under rock, 5 times stray foragers, 5 times nest under stone, 5 times nest in ground, 3 times strays, 4 times nest under rock, 3 times ground foragers, 3 times nest in soil, 4 times strays on ground, 1 times stray foragers along trail, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 62 times Search, 29 times hand collecting, 24 times night pitfall trap, 4 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 4 times direct collection, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 96 hours, 1 times 6L sifted litter; extracted in Winkler sack over72 hours, 1 times caught in cheesecloth trap, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 48 hours.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3090 meters, 1200 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-03-28 and 2020-05-16

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica fusca subpolita: casent0915639; syntype of Formica subpolita: casent0905705; syntype of Formica subpolita camponoticeps: casent0912264

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