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Species: Formica ravida   Creighton, 1940 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica rufa subsp. ravida Creighton, 1940a PDF: 1, 7 (in key), fig. 1 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Formica truncicola integroides ravida Wheeler, 1913; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
Replacement name for Formica haemorrhoidalis Creighton, 1940
[Junior primary homonym of Cephalotes haemorrhoidalis (Latreille, 1802).]
[Note: Formica ravida Creighton, 1940 junior synonym of Formica haemorrhoidalis Creighton, 1940 (synonymy by Brown, 1965d PDF: 181); hence Formica ravida Creighton, 1940 designated first available replacement name (Bolton, 1995b: 202).]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 539; Emery, 1925d PDF: 254.
Subspecies of Formica rufa: Smith, 1951c PDF: 870
Junior synonym of Formica haemorrhoidalis Creighton, 1940: Brown, 1965d PDF: 181; Smith, 1979: 1458.
Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 202; Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 370; Ward, 2005 PDF: 64.
Senior synonym of Formica rufa tahoensis: Bolton, 1995b: 202
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in pine/fir woodland, 6 times found in shrub steppe, 4 times found in pinyon pine woodland, 6 times found in sagebrush, 3 times found in riparian vegetation, 9 times found in ponderosa pine forest, 4 times found in conifer forest, 4 times found in sagebrush-riparian vegetation, 5 times found in on Amorpha canescens, tending Vanduzea trigusttata, 5 times found in Short grass prairie, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times foragers, 3 times mound nest, 2 times nests under rocks in sand on stream bank, 6 times under stone, 3 times ground foragers, 4 times ground nest, 2 times strays on ground, 1 times thatch nest around rock, 3 times thatch mound, 2 times thatch around dead wood, 4 times under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 37 times search, 18 times hand collecting, 1 times direct collection, 1 times 15 pitfall traps installed in a 5 by 3 grid, 5 m between each trap, 1 times at uv-light.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2900 meters, 1590 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1944-07-14 00:00:00.0 and 2022-07-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Formica rufa integra haemorrhoidalis: casent0905700

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