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Species: Formica subpolita   Mayr, 1886 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica fusca var. subpolita Mayr, 1886d PDF: 426 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Formica fusca: Emery, 1893k PDF: 661.
Raised to species: Wheeler, 1908k PDF: 625; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 532
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, 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: 20 times found in chaparral, 24 times found in sparse sagebrush, dry light brown fine sand/clay, 9 times found in shrub steppe, 4 times found in pine forest, 6 times found in sagebrush, 5 times found in grassy slope, 3 times found in coniferous forest, 3 times found in grassy sagebrush, 1 times found in exposed coastal prairie, 4 times found in grassy swale in juniper/sage, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 48 times under stone, 13 times under rock, 5 times stray foragers, 6 times nest under stone, 3 times strays, 5 times nest in ground, 5 times ground foragers, 4 times nest under rock, 5 times nest in soil, 4 times strays on ground, 1 times stray foragers along trail, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 68 times Search, 29 times hand collecting, 24 times night pitfall trap, 4 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 4 times direct collection, 1 times 6L sifted litter; extracted in Winkler sack over72 hours, 10-11.10 am times beating vegetation, 10, 45-1.45 pm times beating vegetation, 12, 1 times caught in cheesecloth trap, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 3 days, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3090 meters, 1240 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1909-03-28 00:00:00.0 and 2022-03-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica fusca subpolita: casent0915639; syntype of Formica subpolita: casent0905705; syntype of Formica subpolita camponoticeps: casent0912264

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