Formica liopthalma

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


Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Formica longicepis (=Formica manchu), but F. liopthalma lacking pubescence on both eye faces; upper 1/3 of petiole node bent forward; posterior half of head dorsum black; hairs very sparse.


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.

  • liopthalma. Formica liopthalma Chang & He, 2002a: 52, figs. 13, 14, 51 (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 - 096, 18-V-1999, Wuwei, 3400 m, Gansu Province, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratypes 7 workers, No. 99 - 254; 12 workers, No 99 - 005; 4 workers, No 99 - 090, same as holotype. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.