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scientific name    Myrmica brevispinosa    

habitat
Found most frequently along shorelines of permanent bodies of water and streams, but have been found in forested areas as well.

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
The most distinctive feature that separates M. brevinspinosa from M. incomplete is the shape of the frontal carina, which is rounded, thin and strongly elevated (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). Workers are ~3.2-5.0 mm in length, with dark red heads and gasters with a yellowish thorax (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

life history
As with most Myrmica species the life history of this ant is not well documented. It has nuptial flights in late August early September and its larvae do not form pupae.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous and farm aphids on grass stems.

range
Found through out most of North America and Alberta.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38646



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