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Species: Formica subsericea   Say, 1836 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica subsericea Say, 1836 PDF: 289 (q.m.) U.S.A. (Indiana). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: 1 syntype queen, 2 syntype males. Primary type locality: U.S.A.: Indiana (T. Say). Primary type depository: unknown (no material known to exist (Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 172)). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 5.
Combination in Formica: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 426.
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 499.
Senior synonym of Formica lecontei: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 172; Smith, 1979: 1455; Bolton, 1995b: 204; Coovert, 2005 PDF: 144.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 33 times found in deciduous forest, 24 times found in oak/hickory forest, Black Belt Prairie, 8 times found in upland hardwood forest, 8 times found in on young pine trees, 6 times found in along transect in grassy area by highway edge, 0 times found in in cultivated cotton, 1 times found in vacant lot, 4 times found in rocky bald habitat on mountain, 0 times found in at rest area on I-81, 3 times found in in field, colonies in soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times under stone, 1 times foragers, 2 times ex sifted litter, 2 times grass, 1 times nest in soil, 2 times litter, 1 times hardwood trees, 1 times soil and leaf litter, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on tree trunk, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 27 times pitfall trap, 57 times general collecting, 1 times blacklight trap, 8 times search, 8 times direct collection, 6 times Lindgren funnel, 6 times cookie bait, 3 times Winkler, 4 times beating trees and shrubs, 1 times sweeping, 1 times malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1600 meters, 693 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-10-07 00:00:00.0 and 2021-07-03 00:00:00.0

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