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scientific name    Formica subpolita    

habitat
Cool, moist grasslands (Cole, 1932).

seasonality
Found through May to September.

identification
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).

life history
Nuptial flights take place in July (Cole, 1932).

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous, will eat seeds, insects and will farm aphids (Cole, 1932).

range
Found across western North America, furthest north is Alberta and furthest south New Mexico (Cole, 1932).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38672



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