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scientific name    Leptothorax muscorum    

habitat
Most commonly found in forested areas and are often found nesting in stems, or rotten wood.

seasonality
Found foraging from May until late September or early October, but is dependent on local temperatures, and become active in their nest by around late March

identification
Workers are ~2.7-3.5mm in length, are a dark red with a lighter sometimes yellowish thorax and darker brown to black gaster. The clypeus is without a median carinula and its center is depressed.

life history
Not much known. Nests can be polygynous and polydomous (Fisher and Cover, 2007). Larvae do not produce a cocoon.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Seem to be omnivorous, but do not show any specific specialization. It may be that they feed on micro-invertebrates in the soil.

range
Seem to be omnivorous, but do not show any specific specialization. It may be that they feed on micro-invertebrates in the soil.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38638



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