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Species: Formica coloradensis   Creighton, 1940 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica rufa subsp. coloradensis Creighton, 1940a PDF: 1, 7 (in key) (w.q.) U.S.A. (Colorado). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica truncicola integroides coloradensis Wheeler, 1913; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.].
[Formica rufa subsp. integra var. coloradensis Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 570. Nomen nudum.].
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 539; Emery, 1925d PDF: 254; Cole, 1936a PDF: 38; Weber, 1943d PDF: 343 (in list).
Subspecies of Formica rufa: Cole, 1942 PDF: 381; Smith, 1951c PDF: 868.
Subspecies of Formica integroides: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 489; Cole, 1954c PDF: 165; Smith, 1958c PDF: 156; Smith, 1967a PDF: 371; Smith, 1979: 1458; Allred, 1982: 467 (in key).
Status as species: Brown, 1965d PDF: 185 (in text); Yensen et al., 1977 PDF: 184; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 81; MacKay et al., 1988: 111 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 193; Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 339.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in aspen forest, 7 times found in Aspen-lodgepole pine forest, 6 times found in Lodgepole pine forest, 6 times found in Mixed montane forest, 1 times found in Log stage 4, Mixed montane forest, 2 times found in Sagebrush, 2 times found in old burn, 2 times found in Ponderosa pine foest, 1 times found in Ledgepole pine forest, 1 times found in Pseudotsuga forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times stump, 4 times thatched nest, log stage 4, 3 times thatched nest, 2 times log stage 4, thatched, 2 times under rock, 2 times thatch nest in stump, 1 times pine needle thatch, 1 times on sunflowers, 1 times on ground, 1 times log stage 5, thatched, 1 times log stage 2; thatched nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1981 - 3536 meters, 2730 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1936-05-04 and 2019-07-23

Type specimens:

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