Formica aseta

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Formica aseta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. aseta
Binomial name
Formica aseta
Chang & He, 2002

Identification

Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Formica japonica, but F. aseta with hairs on gaster very sparse and hairs on posterior margin of gastral tergites lacking; antennal scape short, index of scape length with head length 106 - 119; alitrunk petiole node reddish brown, gaster brown, but slightly reddish.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • aseta. Formica aseta Chang & He, 2002a: 55, figs. 20, 21, 62 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Holotype worker, No 98 - 607, 9-VIII-1998, Pengyang, 1700 m, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratypes 4 workers, No 98 - 054, same as holotype; 10 workers, No 98 - 338, 27-VIII-1998, Jishishan, 2100 m, Gansu Province, coll. CHANG Yourde. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.

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