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scientific name    Formica neogagates    

habitat
Nests in dry very stony country (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
Workers are ~2.5-5.5 mm in length, with a dusky red head, red-brown thorax and dark red gaster (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). Scapes lack hair except for a small cluster at their distal tip and numerous erect hairs cover the body (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

life history
Not known.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous, will kill and eat insects, take plant secretions, and farm aphids, coccids, membracids, and cicadellids.

range
Kansas and Colorado to North Dakota and Alberta (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38607



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