Myrmica alaskensis is quite common is the cool moist boreal forests. It typically nests in pieces of woody debris.
The scapes of this species smoothly bend as opposed to abrupt bends
typical of some other members of this genus. Compare this to Myrmica
Myrmica alaskensis is similiar in appearance to Myrmica incompleta.
However, M. incompleta has rugae (ridges) covering the post-petiole
while that of M. alaskensis is smooth and often shining.