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Species: Formica moki   Wheeler, 1906 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica moki Wheeler, 1906i PDF: 343 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Cole, 1966b PDF: 25 (m.)
Status as species: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 570; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 558 (redescription); Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 555; Emery, 1925d PDF: 244; Cole, 1937b PDF: 138; Smith, 1939f PDF: 582 (redescription); Cole, 1942 PDF: 385; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 549; Smith, 1951c PDF: 858; Cole, 1966b PDF: 22 (in key); Smith, 1979: 1453; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 90; Bolton, 1995b: 198; Ward, 2005 PDF: 63.
Senior synonym of Formica occidua: Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 254
[Note: Francoeur gives Formica occidua as senior synonym, but Formica moki has priority (Smith, 1979: 1453).]
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  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)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in oak woodland, 18 times found in chaparral, 2 times found in chapparal, 4 times found in pine/oak woodland, 4 times found in riparian woodland, 4 times found in Deciduous bottomland forest, 3 times found in urban park, 1 times found in open grassland, 1 times found in pine, manzanita, 1 times found in juniper woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times under stone, 7 times ground nest, 8 times on low vegetation, 2 times nest under large rock, 4 times nest under rock, 6 times ground foragers, 5 times ground forager(s), 3 times on ground, 1 times nest in soil, 4 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 4 times sifted litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times hand collecting, 9 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 5 times search, 3 times pitfall trap, 4 times general collecting, 2 times direct collection, 2 times hand coll., 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 1 times army ant raid, 1 times funnel flight trap, 00 noon to 1 times Beating vegetation, mostly Acmispon glaber (formerly Lotus scoparius), Eriodictyon californicum and Eriogonum fasciculatum (all three flowering); also Adenostoma fasciculatum (a few individuals flowering) and Arctostaphylos; 12, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2145 meters, 709 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-02-06 00:00:00.0 and 2022-04-02 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Formica moki: casent0173015

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