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Species: Formica argentea   Wheeler, 1912 

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Formica argentea_cf, Formica argentea_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica fusca var. argentea Wheeler, 1912c PDF: 90. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Formica fusca argentata Wheeler, 1902. [Junior primary homonym of Polyrhachis argentata (Fabricius, 1804).].
Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 502 (q.m.).
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 499; Emery, 1925d PDF: 248.
Junior synonym of Formica fusca: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 532; Smith, 1958c PDF: 155.
Senior synonym of Formica fusca blanda: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 141; Smith, 1979: 1452; Bolton, 1995b: 191.
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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):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 14 times found in pine/fir woodland, 12 times found in shrub steppe, 6 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 7 times found in riparian vegetation, 4 times found in pine/oak woodland, 5 times found in pine-fir woodland, 3 times found in pine, Cercocarpus, 3 times found in open rocky prairie, 6 times found in sagebrush, 7 times found in meadow, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 59 times under stone, 15 times nest under rock, 11 times nest under stone, 11 times nest in soil, 17 times under rock, 12 times ground foragers, 5 times strays, 3 times under rocks, 5 times stray foragers, 7 times ground nest, 8 times ground forager(s), ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 121 times Search, 69 times hand collecting, 6 times direct collection, 1 times sweeping vegetation, 2 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 0 times under rock, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 3395 meters, 1489 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-06-05 and 2020-07-12

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