ants of alberta
Preliminary List of Ants (Formicidae) of Alberta

James Glasier, MSc. Candidate
Conservation Biology
Department of Renewable Resources
Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1
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* indicates ant species that have been reported in Alberta by other publications, but have not been encountered by the author.
◊ indicates ant species that would be predicted to be in Alberta, but have not been encountered by the author.
Subfamily Dolichoderinae
		Genus Dolichoderus
			Dolichoderus taschenbergi (Mayr)
		Genus Tapinoma
			Tapinoma sessile (Say)
Subfamily Formicinae
		Genus Camponotus
			Camponotus herculeanus (Linnaeus)
			Camponotus laevigatus (Smith) *
			Camponotus modoc Wheeler
			Camponotus nearcticus Emery
			Camponotus novaeboracensis (Fitch)
			Camponotus vicinus Mayr *

		Genus Formica
		  	Formica accreta Francoeur	
			Formica adamsi whymperi Wheeler
			Formica aserva Forel
			Formica argentea Wheeler
			Formica bradleyi Wheeler
			Formica canadensis Santschi
			Formica dakotensis Emery
			Formica densiventris Viereck
			Formica emeryi Krausse ◊
			Formica fossaceps Buren
			Formica fusca Linnaeus ◊
			Formica glacialis Wheeler
			Formica hewitti Wheeler
			Formica impexa Wheeler
			Formica integroides Wheeler
			Formica lasioides Emery
			Formica limata Wheeler
			Formica microgyna Wheeler
			Formica montana Wheeler
			Formica neoclara Emery
			Formica neogagates Emery
			Formica neorufibarbis Emery
			Formica obscuripes Forel
			Formica obscuriventris Mayr
			Formica obtusopilosa Emery
			Formica opaciventris Emery
			Formica oreas comptula Wheeler
			Formica perpilosa Wheeler
			Formica planipilis Creighton
			Formica podzolica Francoeur
			Formica puberula Emery
			Formica ravida Creighton
			Formica rubicunda Emery
			Formica subintegra Wheeler
			Formica subpolita Mayr
			Formica ulkei Emery

		Genus Lasius
			Lasius alienus (Fvrster)
			Lasius coloradensis Wheeler
			Lasius crypticus Wilson
			Lasius fallax (Fabricius)
			Lasius flavus (Fabricius)
			Lasius latipes (Linnaeus)
			Lasius neoniger Emery
			Lasius niger (Linnaeus)
			Lasius pallitarsis (Procancher)
			Lasius subglaber (Emery)
			Lasius subumbratus Viereck
			Lasius umbratus (Nylander)

		Genus Polygerus
			Polygerus breviceps Emery
Subfamily Myrmecinae
		Genus Solenopsis 
			Solenopsis molesta (Say)

		Genus Formicoxenus 
			Formicoxenus hirticornis (Emery)
			Formicoxenus quebecensis Francoeur
			Formicoxenus provancheri (Emery)

		Genus Leptothorax
			Leptothorax athabasca Buschinger & Schulz
			Leptothorax faberi Buschinger *
			Leptothorax muscorum (Nylander)
			Leptothorax pocahontas (Buschinger) *
			Leptothorax retractus Francoeur)
			Leptothorax wilsoni Heinze
		Genus Manica
			Manica hunteri (Wheeler)
			Manica invidia Bolton *
		Genus Monomorium
			Monomorium minimum (Buckley)
			Monomorium pharaonis (Linnaeus)

		Genus Myrmica
			Myrmica ab001, near americana	
			Myrmica ab002, near crassirugis
			Myrmica alaskensis Wheeler	
			Myrmica americana Weber
			Myrmica brevispinosa Wheeler
			Myrmica crassirugis Francoeur *
			Myrmica detritinodis Emery
			Myrmica fracticornis Forel
			Myrmica incompleta Provancher
			Myrmica latifrons Storcke
			Myrmica lobifrons Pergande
			Myrmica nearctica Weber

		Genus Pogonomyrmex
			Pogonomyrmex occidentalis (Cresson)
			Pogonomyrmex salinus Olsen
		Genus Temnothorax
			Temnothorax ambiguus (Emery)
			Temnothorax fragosus (Mackay and Buschinger)
			Temnothorax rugatulus Emery

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