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Species: Formica adamsi whymperi   Wheeler, 1917 

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Formica adamsi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica whymperi Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 544 (w.) CANADA (British Columbia). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica rufa obscuripes whymperi Forel, 1904; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.].
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 570; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 392 (in key), 434; Emery, 1925d PDF: 254.
[Note: Wheeler, W.M., Creighton, Smith, M.R., and Smith D.R. all give Formica adamsi as subspecies of Formica adamsi whymperi, but Formica adamsi has priority (Bolton, 1995b: 191).].
Subspecies of Formica adamsi: Bolton, 1995b: 206; Ward, 2005 PDF: 63.
Material of the unavailable name Formica microgyna rasilis pullula referred here by Creighton, 1950a PDF: 509; Smith, 1958c PDF: 160; Smith, 1979: 1464.
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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: 4 times found in shrub steppe, 3 times found in cold desert, 2 times found in 2nd growth conifer forest, 3 times found in treeline with Abies, Vaccinium, 2 times found in gambel oak thicket, 2 times found in mixed redwood forest, 1 times found in sparse pine forest, 2 times found in subalpine scrub, 1 times found in cleared area at peak, 2 times found in pine-fir forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times foragers, 5 times under stone, 3 times nest in soil, 2 times nest in dead wood, 3 times nest under stone, 1 times nest under stones with thatch, 1 times nest in rock crack, 2 times in rotten wood, 1 times in dead wood on ground, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times strays, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 43 times search, 1 times observation.

Elevations: collected from 550 - 3340 meters, 2015 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1901-06-01 and 2019-07-20

Type specimens: syntype of Formica adamsi whymperi: casent0911082

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