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scientific name    Manica hunteri    

habitat
Favors high elevations, and this is seen in its occurrence in the foothills and mountains of Alberta.

seasonality
Found May to September.

identification
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).

life history
Nests are made up of only a few hundred individuals and are monogamous. Not much else is known.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Omnivorous. Feed on insects and seeds, do not farm aphids.

range
Found in western North America, at higher elevations. Found south to Nevada, east to North Dakota and North to Alberta.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=38678



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