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Species: Formica wheeleri   Creighton, 1935 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica wheeleri Creighton, 1935 PDF: 1, fig. 1 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Formica (Raptiformica): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 472.


  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: 2 times found in grassy slope with sagebrush, 1 times found in Open sagebrush (~20% cover) Fine, sandy soil., 3 times found in Pasture, 2 times found in shortgrass prairie, 1 times found in open rocky prairie, 1 times found in alpine/conifer forest, 1 times found in aspen/fir forest, 2 times found in pine-fir woodland, 2 times found in in open Ponderosa Pine Forest, 2 times found in sagebrush, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times under stone, 3 times under rock, 1 times Under 2 adjacent rocks. ~200 ants total, 2 times Under 2 rocks in gap, 1 times nest under grass clump, dulotic, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times raiding colony of Formica neogagates, 1 times Nest under grass clump in small gap. Partial shade., 1 times mound.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1676 - 3090 meters, 2417 meters average

Type specimens: cotype: casent0173019; Paratype: fmnhins0000062717, fmnhins0000062718; syntype of Formica wheeleri: casent0903282

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