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Species: Formica incerta   Buren, 1944 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica (Neoformica) pallidefulva subsp. incerta Buren, 1944a PDF: 309 (w.q.) U.S.A. (District of Columbia). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated). Primary type locality: U.S.A.: District of Columbia, 13.iv.1886 (T. Pergande) (by restriction of Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 555). Primary type depository: MSNG. Type notes: 1) Trager et al., 2007 PDF: 621, cite 5 worker syntypes. 2) Other original syntype locality: U.S.A.: Virginia (no collector’s name). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica pallidefulva schaufussi incerta Emery, 1893; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1904i PDF: 370 (in key); Wheeler, 1905j PDF: 400; Wheeler, 1906g PDF: 18; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 570; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 401 (in key), 554; Wheeler, 1916r: 598; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 554; Emery, 1925d PDF: 245; Cole, 1936a PDF: 38; Dennis, 1938 PDF: 298; Wesson & Wesson, 1940 PDF: 102; Smith, 1951c PDF: 860.
Status as species: Trager et al., 2007 PDF: 621 (redescription); Ellison et al., 2012: 158.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in vacant lot, 1 times found in farmland; around dwelling, 1 times found in road edge in deciduous forest, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in Dry tallgrass prairie, 1 times found in Field, S, 1 times found in large gravel space.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times foragers, 1 times strays at base of tree in yard, 1 times under stone, 1 times on Lolium multiflorum, 1 times on ground, 1 times nest in sand barren, 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times direct collection, 3 times search, 4 times sweeping, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 80 - 1500 meters, 264 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1886-04-13 00:00:00.0 and 2017-08-19 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: not part of a type series: casent0905710; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Formica pallidefulva schaufussi incerta: casent0905708

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