Formica liogaster

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Formica liogaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. liogaster
Binomial name
Formica liogaster
Chang & He, 2002


Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Formica candida, but F. liogaster lacking hair and pubescence on 1 - 3 gastral tergites; mesonotum straight in profile, superior border significantly higher than pronotum.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • liogaster. Formica liogaster Chang & He, 2002a: 54, figs. 11, 12, 59 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Holotype worker, No 99 - 152, 22-VI-1999, Haiyuan, 1720 m, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratypes 8 workers, No 99 - 196, same as holotype. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.