DISTRIBUTION-Formica exsectoides

Spruce Woods Provincial Forest, Spruce Wood Provincial Park (Wheeler et al., 1989)

IDENTIFICATION

Key characteristics to the species of Formica exsecta group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1963))

1.Hairs sparse or absent on the pronotum
2.Hairs on gaster confined to terminal segments

                                   
  • Photo Credit:April Nobile © AntWeb 2002 - 2013
  • Photo Credit:April Nobile © AntWeb 2002 - 2013


  • Taxonomic Classification

    Kingdom:Animalia
          Phylum: Arthropoda
          Subphylum: Hexapoda
               Class: Insecta
               Subclass: Pterygota
               Infraclass: Neoptera
                     Order: Hymenoptera
                     Suborder: Apocrita
                     Infraorder: Aculeata
                              Superfamily: Vespoidea
                              Family: Formicidae
                              Subfamily: Formicinae
                              Tribe: Formicini
                                 Genus: Formica
                                 Species: Formica exsectoides

    Specific Biology

    Find in prairie and oak savanna.
    Source: Ant Web