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scientific name    Formica montana    

habitat
Nest almost exclusively in the moist prairie habitats (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963).

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
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).

life history
Not much is known.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous but are also above ground aphid farmers.

range
Alberta to New Mexico, Ohio to Colorado, (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963). Found in the southern most part of Alberta (Sharplin, 1966).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38668



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