|scientific name Formica hewitti |
Prefers wooded areas (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
Found through May to September.
Workers are ~5.0-6.0 mm in length and are reddish-black in color (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977). The petiolar scale is thin, with an angular sumit, and the gena between the eye and the mandible is coarsely punctuate (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.
Ranges across most of southern Canada from Bristish Columbia to Quebec and South to New Mexico (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977). In Alberta this ant is found across the province in wooded areas (Sharplin, 1966).
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