|scientific name Formica neogagates |
Nests in dry very stony country (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
Found through May to September.
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).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous, will kill and eat insects, take plant secretions, and farm aphids, coccids, membracids, and cicadellids.
Kansas and Colorado to North Dakota and Alberta (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
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