Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Alberta: A key to species
based primarily on the worker caste
CJAI 22 July 4, 2013
doi:10.3752/cjai.2013.22

James R.N. Glasier1, John H. Acorn2, Scott E. Nielsen2, and Heather Proctor3

1 Corresponding author: Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H1 jglasier@ualberta.ca
2 Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H1 john.acorn@ales.ualberta.ca, scott.nielsen@ales.ualberta.ca
3 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9 hproctor@ualberta.ca

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Table 1. List of species of Formicidae known from Alberta:

Asterisks (*) indicate ant species that have been reported from Alberta in the literature, but have not been encountered by the authors.

Subfamily Dolichoderinae
Genus Dolichoderus  
            Dolichoderus taschenbergi (Mayr) 1866
Genus Tapinoma
            Tapinoma sessile (Say) 1836

Subfamily Formicinae
Genus Brachymyrmex
            Brachymyrmex depilis Emery 1893
            Brachymyrmex obscurior Forel 1893
Genus Camponotus
            Camponotus herculeanus (Linnaeus) 1758
            Camponotus laevigatus (Smith) 1858 (Hansen and Klotz 2005*)
            Camponotus modoc Wheeler 1910
            Camponotus nearcticus Emery1893
            Camponotus novaeboracensis (Fitch) 1855
            Camponotus vicinus Mayr 1870
Genus Formica
            Formica accreta Francoeur 1973
            Formica adamsi Wheeler 1909
            Formica altipetens Wheeler 1913
            Formica argentea Wheeler 1902
            Formica aserva Forel 1901
            Formica bradleyi Wheeler1913
            Formica canadensis Santschi 1914
            Formica dakotensis Emery 1893
            Formica densiventris Viereck 1903
            Formica emeryi Krausse1926
            Formica fossaceps Buren 1942
            Formica fusca Linnaeus 1758
            Formica glacialis Wheeler 1908
            Formica hewitti Wheeler 1917
            Formica impexa Wheeler 1905
            Formica integroides Wheeler 1913
            Formica lasioides Emery 1893
            Formica limata Wheeler 1913
            Formica microgyna Wheeler 1903
            Formica montana Wheeler 1910
            Formica neoclara Emery 1893
            Formica neogagates Viereck 1903
            Formica neorufibarbis Emery 1893
            Formica obscuripes Forel 1886
            Formica obscuriventris Mayr 1870
            Formica obtusopilosa Emery 1893
            Formica opaciventris Emery 1893
            Formica oreas Wheeler 1903
            Formica oreas comptula Wheeler 1913
            Formica perpilosa Wheeler 1913
            Formica planipilis Creighton 1940
            Formica podzolica Francoeur 1973
            Formica puberula Emery 1893
            Formica ravida Creighton 1940
            Formica rubicunda Emery 1893
            Formica subintegra Wheeler 1908
            Formica subnitens Creighton 1940
            Formica subpolita Mayr 1886
            Formica ulkei Emery 1893
Genus Lasius
            Lasius alienus (Förster) 1850
            Lasius coloradensis Wheeler 1917
            Lasius crypticus Wilson 1955
            Lasius fallax Wilson 1955
            Lasius flavus (Fabricius) 1781
            Lasius latipes (Walsh) 1863
            Lasius neoniger Emery 1893
            Lasius niger (Linnaeus) 1758
            Lasius pallitarsis (Provancher) 1881
            Lasius subglaber Emery 1893
            Lasius subumbratus Viereck 1903
            Lasius umbratus (Nylander) 1846
Genus Polyergus
            Polyergus breviceps Emery 1893

Subfamily Myrmecinae
Genus Formicoxenus
            Formicoxenus hirticornis (Emery) 1895
            Formicoxenus provancheri (Emery) 1895
            Formicoxenus quebecensis Francoeur 1985
Genus Harpagoxenus
            Harpagoxenus canadensis Smith 1939
Genus Leptothorax
            Leptothorax athabasca Buschinger and Schultz 2008
            Leptothorax faberi Buschinger 1983 (Buschinger 1983*)
            Leptothorax muscorum (Nylander) 1846
            Leptothorax pocahontas (Buschinger) 1979 (Buschinger 1979*)
            Leptothorax retractus Francoeur 1986
            Leptothorax wilsoni Heinze 1989 (Heinze et al. 1995*)
Genus Manica
            Manica hunteri (Wheeler) 1914
            Manica invidia Bolton* 1895 (Sharplin 1966)
Genus Monomorium
            Monomorium minimum (Buckley) 1867
            Monomorium pharaonis (Linnaeus) 1758
Genus Myrmica
            Myrmica ab01(near Myrmica crassirugis)
            Myrmica code AF-eva (near Myrmica americana)
            Myrmica alaskensis Wheeler 1917
            Myrmica americana Weber 1939
            Myrmica brevispinosa Wheeler 1917
            Myrmica crassirugis Francoeur 2007
            Myrmica detritinodis Emery 1921
            Myrmica fracticornis Forel 1901
            Myrmica incompleta Provancher 1881
            Myrmica latifrons Stärcke 1927
            Myrmica lobifrons Pergande 1900
            Myrmica nearctica Weber 1939
Genus Pogonomyrmex
            Pogonomyrmex occidentalis (Cresson) 1865
            Pogonomyrmex salinus Olsen 1934
Genus Solenopsis
            Solenopsis molesta (Say) 1836
Genus Temnothorax
            Temnothorax ambiguus (Emery) 1895
            Temnothorax fragosus (Mackay and Buschinger) 2002
            Temnothorax rugatulus (Emery) 1895