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scientific name    Formica opaciventris    

habitat
Inhabit a wide variety of environments, but in Alberta have been found once in the southern prairie in Warner County.

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
Workers are ~4.5-6.0 mm in length, with a red head and thorax with a black gaster (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). The occipital border of the head is heavily concave, the lower edge of the pronotum and fore coxae have long erect hairs and the gaster has hair on all segments (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

life history
Not known.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous, but predate heavily on insects; will also farm aphids.

range
A rare species that is distributed from New Mexico to Alberta and Colorado to North Dakota (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38612



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