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Species: Formica aerata   Francoeur, 1973 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica aerata Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 116, figs. 183-189 (w.q.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: U.S.A.: California, Stanislaus County, La Grange, 7.iii.1960 (R.P. Allen). Primary type depository: LACM. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 45 paratype workers. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depositories: AFPC, LACM, MCZC, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in riparian woodland, 5 times found in sagebrush-riparian vegetation, 2 times found in riparian area in sagebrush scrub, 2 times found in swale in sagebrush scrub, 3 times found in sagebrush scrub, 1 times found in desert swale, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in Sarcobatus scrub, 2 times found in sagebrush desert, 1 times found in shrub steppe with scattered houses, sagebrush, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times pitfall trap, 2 times strays on river bank, 1 times stray foragers at base of Populus, 1 times nest at base of Salix, 1 times ground foragers at night, 2 times strays on ground, 1 times stray foragers on ground, 1 times under railroad ties, 1 times nests under rocks in sand on stream bank, 3 times ground nest, 1 times foragers on Salix, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times hand collecting, 2 times pitfall trap, 2 times direct collection, 1 times search, 1 times Pitfall, coll. via pitfall, 1 times sweep net, 2 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 1 times Beating vegetation, mostly Populus and Salix, late morning., 1 times Bee bowl, coll. via bee bowls, 1 times collected from around orange tree, 1 times collected from refrigerator, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2140 meters, 1255 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-07-25 00:00:00.0 and 2022-07-10 00:00:00.0

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