|scientific name Formica subpolita |
Cool, moist grasslands (Cole, 1932).
Found through May to September.
Workers are ~3.0-5.0 mm in length, have dark red head and gaster with a light yellow thorax. Gula have erect hairs, head subquadrate in shape and gastric pubescence very dilute (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1977).
Nuptial flights take place in July (Cole, 1932).
Not of concern.
Omnivorous, will eat seeds, insects and will farm aphids (Cole, 1932).
Found across western North America, furthest north is Alberta and furthest south New Mexico (Cole, 1932).
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