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scientific name    Formica pallidefulva    

habitat
Wide range of habitat types, but is most prevalent in open-wooded areas including urban parks (Trager et al., 2007).

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
Workers are ~3.0-5.0mm in length, are shiny, yellowish-red with a dark brown gaster. They have a short, sparse, gastral pubescence, lack or sparseness of pilosity on the mesosomal dorsum, and have a short-straight and flattened gastral pilosity. (Trager et al., 2007).

life history
Nuptial flights take place in the morning in July. Larva lack a pupa stage (Trager et al., 2007).

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous, but predate heavily on insects; will also farm aphids.

range
Most widespread species of the pallidefulva group, found from Ontario to Alberta, south to New Mexico (Trager et al., 2007)

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38669



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