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scientific name    Formica neoclara    

habitat
Found in open woodlands and grasslands, including urban lawns (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
Workers are ~3.0-6.0 mm in length, with a yellowish red head, dark brown gaster ad lighter thorax (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). Metasternunum of this species has pilose lobes on either side of the median sternal cavity (Francoeur, 1973), is lacking erect hairs on the gula and scape (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).

life history
Not known.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.

range
Found throughout much of western North America, and only extend as far east as North Dakota (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38606



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