Formica conica

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Formica conica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. conica
Binomial name
Formica conica
Fabricius, 1798

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

India (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.

  • conica. Formica conica Fabricius, 1798: 279 (m.) INDIA. Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 193. [Dalla Torre, 1893: 183 places this in Lasius, which is certainly incorrect. Forel, 1905b: 161 suggests that it may be the male of Camponotus compressus, but there is little in the original description to confirm this.]

Description

References

  • Fabricius, J. C. 1798. Supplementum entomologiae systematicae. Hafniae [= Copenhagen]: Proft and Storch, 572 pp. (page 279, male described)