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Species: Formica retecta   Francoeur, 1973 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica retecta Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 245, figs. 405-408 (w.q.) MEXICO. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Honduras, Mexico
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in pasture, 4 times found in dwarf forest, 2 times found in grassy clearing, cloud forest, 2 times found in Bosque nuboso, 1 times found in dwarf cloud forest, 1 times found in humid pine-oak, 2 times found in oak forest, 2 times found in cloud forest, 1 times found in ridgetop cloud forest, 1 times found in montane wet forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times ex sifted leaf litter, 3 times nest under stone, 3 times at bait, 1 times nesting in soil, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times beating vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times search, 8 times Winkler, 3 times Baiting, 1 times Beating, 2 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times Trampa de barrera.

Elevations: collected from 1960 - 2720 meters, 2450 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1965-07-29 00:00:00.0 and 2016-06-30 00:00:00.0

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