Alloformica

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Alloformica
Alloformica aberrans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Alloformica
Dlussky, 1969
Type species
Formica aberrans, now Alloformica aberrans
Diversity
4 species
(Species Checklist)

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Specimen Label

Identification

Distribution

World distribution based on political regions. View/Edit Data
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Species richness

Species richness by country based on regional taxon lists (countries with darker colours are more species-rich). View Data

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Distribution based on specimens

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Biology

Castes

Morphology

Worker Morphology

 • Antennal segment count 12 • Antennal club absent • Palp formula 6,4 • Spur formula 1 simple, 1 simple • Eyes present • Scrobes absent • Sting absent

Male Morphology

 • Caste unknown

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ALLOFORMICA [Formicinae: Formicini]
    • Alloformica Dlussky, 1969a: 219 [as subgenus of Proformica]. Type-species: Formica aberrans, by original designation.
    • Alloformica raised to genus: Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 77.

References

  • Agosti, D. 1991. Revision of the oriental ant genus Cladomyrma, with an outline of the higher classification of the Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 16: 293-310 PDF (page 295, Alloformica in Formicinae, Formica genus group)
  • Agosti, D. 1994b. The phylogeny of the ant tribe Formicini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with the description of a new genus. Syst. Entomol. 19: 93-117 (page 93, Alloformica in Formicinae, Formicini)
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 50, Alloformica in Formicinae, Formicini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 126, Alloformica in Formicini)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 178, Alloformica provisional junior synonym of Proformica)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1969a. Ants of the genus Proformica Ruzs. of the USSR and contiguous countries (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zool. Zh. 48: 218-232 (page 219, Alloformica as subgenus of Proformica)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 77, Alloformica in Formicinae, Formicini; Alloformica raised to genus)