DISTRIBUTION-Formica oreas

Agassiz Provincial Forest, Aweme, Birds Hill, Birds Hill Provincial Park, Carberry, Garson, Hartney, Lake Minnewasta, Pelican Lake, Pleasant Valley, Riding Mountain National Park, Rosa, St. Malo, Sandilands, Sandilands Provincial Forest, Spruce Woods Provincial Forest, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Stockton, Treesbank, 5.7 Km NW of Treesbank, Virden, Whitemouth Lake
(Wheeler et al., 1989)


Key characteristics to the species of Formica rufa Group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1963))

1. Crest of petiole much thinner; in profile the anterior face slopes rearward to the crest even when the latter is blunt; gastric pubescence usually appressed and never reflected
2. Scapes with delicate erect or suberect hairs on all surface; body hairs of uniform length

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

  • Taxonomic Classification

          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 oreas

    Specific Biology