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scientific name    Formica bradleyi    

habitat
Found in moist habitats including bogs, but are also found in grassland areas.

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
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).

life history
Queens found colonies alone or in pairs or trios, and colonies consist of thousands of workers (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers (Ryti, 1992).

range
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).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38597



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