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Species: Formica montana   Wheeler, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica subpolita var. montana Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 571 (w.) U.S.A. (Nebraska). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica fusca subpolita montana Emery, 1893; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 70 (q.m.); Hung, 1969 PDF: 455 (k.)
Status as species: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 529 (redescription); Emery, 1925d PDF: 249; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 534; Cole, 1954c PDF: 167; Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 67 (redescription); Francoeur, 1975 PDF: 259; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1977b PDF: 13 (in key); Smith, 1979: 1454; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 88 (in key); DuBois & LaBerge, 1988: 147; MacKay et al., 1988 PDF: 108 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 199; Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 351; Coovert, 2005 PDF: 142.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Field, NE, 1 times found in Marshy meadow, 1 times found in Oak Savanna.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times large flat toped mound, 1 times marshy meadow, 1 times large flat-topped mound, 1 times Asclepias syriaca, noon 75F, tending Aphis asclepiadis #9775 on youngest leaves, 1 times Asclepias syriaca, 1PM sunny 70F, tending Aphis nerii #11172 on stems & leaves, many wasps #11174 in mummies.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected at 700 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1883-11-11 00:00:00.0 and 2012-06-06 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Formica cinerea neocinerea: casent0912250

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