|scientific name Formica montana |
Nest almost exclusively in the moist prairie habitats (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).
Found through May to September.
Workers are ~3.5-5.8 mm in length and dirty brown color (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). The scapes are 1.25x longer then their head and bear erect whitish hairs (Creighton, 1950).
Not much is known.
Not of concern.
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.
Alberta to New Mexico, Ohio to Colorado, (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). Found in the southern most part of Alberta (Sharplin, 1966).
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