|scientific name Formica neorufibarbis |
Boreal and alpine forests (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
Found through May to September.
Workers are ~3.5-5.5 mm in length, with a dusky red head, red-brown thorax and dark red gaster(Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). The gula are without erect hairs and gena have wide coarse punctures (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous but also farm aphids above ground.
Alaska to Mexico, and extend east to South Dakota (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
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