DISTRIBUTION-Formica ulkei

Cooks Creek, Lake Katherine, La Salle, Portage la Prairie, Riding Mountain National Park, 5 km E. Seddons Corner, Telford, Winnipeg (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Key characteristics to the species of Formica exsecta group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1963))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 long and numerous on the pronotum and fore coxae
2.Hairs on gaster occuring on all segments

                                   
  • Photo Credit:Shannon Hartman © AntWeb 2002 - 2013
  • Photo Credit:Shannon Hartman © 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 ulkei

    Specific Biology

    Habitats: fens, sedge meadows, wet prairies, edges of swamps and marshes.
    Source:Ant Web