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Species: Formica lepida   Wheeler, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica cinerea var. lepida Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 399 (diagnosis in key) (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Formica cinerea cinerea lepida Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 526; unavailable name.].
Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 551 (q.).
Raised to species: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 122.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68

Formica lepida WheelerHNS 1913i

E1 [endemic to California], E2 [endemic to California floristic province (Hickman, 1993)]

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 20 times found in Meadow, 2 times found in Riparian vegetation (mostly Salix sp.) on gravelly sand bar on south side of Whe, 5 times found in Riverside meadow, 4 times found in Subalpine meadow, 4 times found in Bottomland meadow, 3 times found in Sagebrush, 1 times found in riparian wash, 2 times found in Meadow-pasture, 2 times found in mixed grass prairie, 2 times found in Lodgepole pine and sagebrush, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times under rock, 2 times ground nest, with irregular crater of excavated earth and pebbles, 2 times sand hills, 2 times masonry dome nest, 1 times ground forager(s), 2 times grassy mound, 1 times thatched nest, under rock, 1 times tending aphids, 1 times sandy wash, 1 times roadside, 1 times large domed nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: w, larv times coll.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3459 meters, 1974 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1931-07-01 and 2005-07-03

Type specimens:

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