Formica japonica

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Formica japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. japonica
Binomial name
Formica japonica
Motschoulsky, 1866

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms
At a Glance • Polygynous  
 

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan (type locality), Mongolia, Republic of Korea.

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Formica japonica for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • japonica. Formica japonica Motschoulsky, 1866: 183 (w.) JAPAN. Imai, 1966: 119 (k.). Combination in F. (Serviformica): Emery, 1925b: 247. Subspecies of fusca: Emery, 1909b: 197; Emery, 1923: 62; Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 10; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 19; Stitz, 1934: 9. Revived status as species: Dlussky, 1967a: 78; Collingwood, 1976: 305; Wu, 1990: 5; Kupyanskaya, 1990: 185. Senior synonym of nipponensis: Emery, 1909b: 197; Karavaiev, 1927b: 111; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 19.
  • nipponensis. Formica fusca var. nipponensis Forel, 1900e: 270 (w.) JAPAN. Forel, 1901h: 66 (q.). Subspecies of fusca: Ruzsky, 1925b: 44. Junior synonym of japonica: Emery, 1909b: 197; Karavaiev, 1927b: 111; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 19.

Description

References

  • Collingwood, C. A. 1976a. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from North Korea. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 68: 295-309 (page 305, Revived status as species)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1967a. Ants of the genus Formica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, g. Formica). Moskva: Nauka Publishing House, 236 pp. (page 78, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1909b. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil VII. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 179-204 (page 197, Variety/subspecies of fusca)
  • Emery, C. 1909b. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil VII. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 179-204 (page 197, Senior synonym of nipponensis)
  • Emery, C. 1923a. Einige exotische Ameisen des Deutschen Entomologischen Institutes. Entomol. Mitt. 12: 60-62 (page 62, Variety /subspecies of fusca)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 247, Combination in F. (Serviformica))
  • Imai, H. T. 1966b. The chromosome observation techniques of ants and the chromosomes of Formicinae and Myrmicinae. Acta Hymenopterol. 2: 119-131 (page 119, karyotype described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1927c [1926]. Myrmekologische Miszellen. Ezheg. Zool. Muz. 27: 104-112 (page 111, Senior synonym of nipponensis)
  • Kupyanskaya, A. N. 1990a. Ants of the Far Eastern USSR. Vladivostok: Akademiya Nauk SSSR, 258 pp. (page 185, Revived status as species)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1929a. Die Ameisen des Süd-Ussuri-Gebietes. Zool. Anz. 83: 16-34 (page 19, Variety /subspecies of fusca)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1929a. Die Ameisen des Süd-Ussuri-Gebietes. Zool. Anz. 83: 16-34 (page 19, Senior synonym of nipponensis)
  • Motschoulsky, V. de. 1866. Catalogue des insectes reçus du Japon. Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 39: 163-200 (page 183, worker described)
  • Stitz, H. 1934. Schwedisch-chinesische wissenschaftliche Expedition nach den nordwestlichen Provinzen Chinas, unter Leitung von Dr. Sven Hedin und Prof. Sü Ping-chang. Insekten gesammelt vom schwedischen Arzt der Expedition Dr. David Hummel 1927-1930. 25 (page 9, Variety /subspecies of fusca)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929g. Some ants from China and Manchuria. Am. Mus. Novit. 361: 1-11 (page 10, Variety /subspecies of fusca)
  • Wu, J. 1990. Taxonomic studies on the genus Formica L. of China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). For. Res. 3: 1-8 (page 5, Revived status as species)