Formica occidentalis

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

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

United States (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.

  • occidentalis. Formica occidentalis Buckley, 1866: 157 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 200. See also: Emery, 1895c: 337; Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 20.

Description

References

  • Buckley, S. B. 1866. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 152-172 (page 157, worker, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 337, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1902g. A consideration of S. B. Buckley's "North American Formicidae.". Trans. Tex. Acad. Sci. 4: 17-31 (page 20, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1908h. The ants of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. (Part I.). Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 399-485 (page 409, worker described; nomen nudum)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 570, F. rufibarbis var. occidentalis Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 570; nomen nudum.)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1912c. New names for some ants of the genus Formica. Psyche (Camb.) 19: 90 (page 90, F. rufibarbis var. occidua Wheeler, W.M. 1912c: 90; unnecessary replacement name; nomen nudum.)