Formica subelongata

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Formica subelongata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. subelongata
Binomial name
Formica subelongata
Francoeur, 1973

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Oregon, California and Nevada.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Nevada, Wheeler and Wheeler (1986) - We have 11 records from 11 localities, which are widely scattered north of the Hot Desert. Four are from the Cool Desert, 3 from the Pinyon-Juniper Biome, and 1 from the ecotone below the Alpine. Four nests were under stones and 1 was under a dead prostrate sagebrush trunk. The workers were timid and fast.

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • subelongata. Formica subelongata Francoeur, 1973: 268, figs. 482-485 (w.) U.S.A.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Francoeur 1973. Figures 482-485.

References

  • Francoeur, A. 1973. Révision taxonomique des espèces néarctiques du groupe fusca, genre Formica (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Qué. 3: 1-316 (page 268, figs. 482-485 worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C. and J. Wheeler. 1986. The ants of Nevada. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles.