Formica robusta Chang & He

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

Identification

Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Formica candida, but F. robusta with the back of the head, alitrunk and legs, petiole node, gaster, antenna and scape reddish brown; body stout, pronotum width 0.75 – 0.86 mm; eyes larger, maximum diameter 0.37 - 0.41 mm.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • robusta. Formica robusta Chang & He, 2002a: 53, figs. 18, 19, 54 (w.) CHINA. Unresolved junior primary homonym of †robusta Carpenter, above.

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

Description

Type Material

Holotype worker, No 98 - 109, 8-IX-1998, Liupan Mountains, 1900 m, Jingyuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratypes 4 workers, No 99 - 606, same as holotype; 2 workers, No 98 - 423, 3-X-1998; 12 workers, No 98 - 099, 2-X-1998; 7 workers, No 98 - 123, 3-X-1998; Longde, 1900 m, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, coll. CHANG Yourde. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.

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