|scientific name Formica integroides |
Inhabits open woods and nests in rotten logs (Wheeler, 1913).
Found through May to September.
Workers are ~6.0-8.0 mm in length and are a light yellowish-red color with a black abdomen (Wheeler, 1913). Formica integroides has numerous erect hairs on the gula, pronotum, epinotum and on the crest of the petiole (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.
Ranges across most of western North America, (Wheeler, 1913).
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