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Species: Formica obtusopilosa   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica sanguinea subsp. obtusopilosa Emery, 1893k PDF: 648 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Emery, 1925d PDF: 259; Cole, 1942 PDF: 377.
Senior synonym of Formica munda: Emery, 1925d PDF: 259; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 465.
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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: 17 times found in Short grass prairie, 3 times found in desert, 9 times found in sagebrush, 7 times found in shortgrass prairie, 7 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 3 times found in Sarcobatus desert, 2 times found in salt desert shrub, 1 times found in shrub steppe, 3 times found in Pinyon-cedar-sagebrush woodland, 1 times found in riparian willow in sagebrush desert, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times Under rock, 10 times In sage, 9 times In burrow, 3 times under stone, 1 times on low vegetation, 2 times nest in soil, 6 times In mound, 1 times foragers, 2 times on vegetation, 1 times forager, 2 times crater nest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times search, 1 times Mercury Vapor Lamp, 2 times beating.

Elevations: collected from 701 - 2896 meters, 1823 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1913-07-03 and 2020-07-03

Type specimens: paratype: casent0104686; type: casent0104687

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