|scientific name Manica hunteri |
Favors high elevations, and this is seen in its occurrence in the foothills and mountains of Alberta.
Found May to September.
Characterized by a 6, 4 palp formula, 12 or more teeth on the mandibles, no propedeum spines, petiolar node is rounded with a ventral cone projecting forward on the peduncle and the scape surpasses the occipital border equal to its greatest thickness (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963, Creighton, 1950 and Fisher and Cover, 2007). Workers are usually ~4.0-6.5 mm in length and are a reddish orange (Wheeler and Wheeler, 1963, and Creighton, 1950).
Nests are made up of only a few hundred individuals and are monogamous. Not much else is known.
Not of concern.
Omnivorous. Feed on insects and seeds, do not farm aphids.
Found in western North America, at higher elevations. Found south to Nevada, east to North Dakota and North to Alberta.
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