Formica barbata

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Formica barbata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formica fusca)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica barbata
Razoumowsky, 1789

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Formica fusca.


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

  • barbata. Formica barbata Razoumowsky, 1789: 225, fig. 12 (w.) SWITZERLAND. Junior synonym of fusca: Emery & Forel, 1879: 451.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 192, catalogue)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 451, junior synonym of fusca)
  • Razoumowsky, G. de. 1789. Histoire naturelle du Jorat et de ses environs; et celle des trois lacs de Neufchatel, Morat et Bienne. Tome premier. Lausanne: J. Mourer, xvi + 322 pp. (page 225, fig. 12 worker described)