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scientific name    Formica hewitti    

habitat
Prefers wooded areas (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
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).

life history
Not known.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.

range
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).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38602



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