|scientific name Formica pallidefulva |
Wide range of habitat types, but is most prevalent in open-wooded areas including urban parks (Trager et al., 2007).
Found through May to September.
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).
Nuptial flights take place in the morning in July. Larva lack a pupa stage (Trager et al., 2007).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous, but predate heavily on insects; will also farm aphids.
Most widespread species of the pallidefulva group, found from Ontario to Alberta, south to New Mexico (Trager et al., 2007)
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