Formica glabra

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Formica glabra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. glabra
Binomial name
Formica glabra
Gmelin, 1790



Distribution based on type material

Europe (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • glabra. Formica glabra Gmelin, in Linnaeus, 1790: 2804 (w.) EUROPE. Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 196.



  • Gmelin, J. F. 1790. Caroli a Linné, systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima tertia, aucta, reformata. Tomus I. Pars V. Lipsiae [= Leipzig]: G. E. (page 2804, worker described)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 188, junior synonym of gagates)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1967a. Ants of the genus Formica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, g. Formica). Moskva: Nauka Publishing House, 236 pp. (page 61, junior synonym of picea Nylander)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1918a. Some notes on a paper by Dr. Leach on ants and gnats in 1825. Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 30: 8-9 (page 9, junior synonym of picea Nylander)
  • White, W. F. 1884. Ants and their ways. With illustrations, and an appendix giving a complete list of genera and species of the British ants. London: Religious Tract Society, 279 pp. (page 253, worker described)