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Species: Formica incerta   Buren, 1944 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica pallidefulva subsp. incerta Buren, 1944a PDF: 309 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica pallidefulva schaufussi incerta Emery, 1893k PDF: 655; unavailable name.].
Junior synonym of Formica nitidiventris: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 551.
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Trager et al., 2007 PDF: 621.
// Distribution


  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 and 2017-08-19

Type specimens: not part of type series: casent0905710; paratype of Formica pallidefulva schaufussi incerta: casent0905708

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