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Species: Manica invidia   Bolton, 1995 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Manica invidia Bolton, 1995b: 249. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Manica mutica (Emery, 1895). [Junior primary homonym of Messor muticus (Nylander, 1849).]
Status as species: Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 143; Ward, 2005 PDF: 66.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in pine/fir forest, 2 times found in salt marsh, 2 times found in sagebrush desert, 2 times found in sagebrush scrub, 1 times found in sparsely vegetated sandbar at river edge, 2 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in greasewood/saltbrush desert, 1 times found in willow/sagebrush/pinyon-juniper, 1 times found in salt desert shrub, 2 times found in alkali flat, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ground nest, 2 times foragers on ground, 2 times nest in sand, 2 times stray workers, 2 times ex rock hummock, 2 times nest in soil, 1 times abundant nests in soil, 1 times under stones, 2 times under stone, 1 times nest in sandy shoreline, 1 times pitfall trap, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 15 times hand collecting, 7 times search, 2 times direct collection, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times vienna sausage bait, 1 hr., 1 times 15 pitfall traps installed in a 5 by 3 grid, 5 m between each trap.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 2530 meters, 1551 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1891-08-01 and 2019-07-13

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmica mutica: casent0904061

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