Formica calviceps

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Formica calviceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species group: rufa
Species: F. calviceps
Binomial name
Formica calviceps
Cole, 1954

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Specimen labels

Nests under stones, with the site surrounded by thatching.

Identification

The middle and hind tibiae of this species have a double row of erect hairs on the flexor surfaces. Erect hairs are present on the mesonotum near the metanotal suture. (Mackay and Mackay 2002)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

United States, New Mexico.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Habitat

Scrub oak, in dry, grassy areas.

Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • calviceps. Formica calviceps Cole, 1954c: 164 (w.) U.S.A.

Description

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