|scientific name Formica neoclara |
Found in open woodlands and grasslands, including urban lawns (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
Found through May to September.
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).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.
Found throughout much of western North America, and only extend as far east as North Dakota (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
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