|scientific name Formica bradleyi |
Found in moist habitats including bogs, but are also found in grassland areas.
Found through May to September.
Workers are ~3.5-6.0 mm in length and are a dark reddish brown with a darker abdomen (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). The metasternum has a pair of pilose lobes on either side of the sternal cavity, and the scapes, eyes, occipital angle, and genae all lack hairds (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
Queens found colonies alone or in pairs or trios, and colonies consist of thousands of workers (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers (Ryti, 1992).
Found in the North American Midwest, going no further east as North Dakota, only as far south as northern Arizona and as far north as Alberta (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
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