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pallidefulva group

acrobat ants?  - Formica biophilica Formica pallidefulva sniffs the spring air - Formica - female Red Ants - Formica incerta - female Ants and Aphids - Formica Formicinae - Formica - female Formica pallidefulva? - Formica incerta Ant - Formica pallidefulva Formica biophilica - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Formicini
Genus Formica (Wood ants, mound ants, & field ants)
No Taxon pallidefulva group
Numbers
Five species: F. archboldi, F. dolosa, F. incerta, F. pallidefulva, and the recently described F. biophilica Trager 2007.
Range
Restricted to eastern North America.
Habitat
Sun-loving, often found in soil in open grassland, meadows and sandy open woodlands, even in lawns.
Print References
Trager, J. C., MacGown, J. A., Trager, M. D. 2007. Revision of the Nearctic endemic Formica pallidefulva group, pp. 610-636. In Snelling, R. R., B. L. Fisher, and P. S. Ward (eds). Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E. O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80. (PDF here).
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