Formica rufa minor

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Formica rufa minor
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formica polyctena)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica rufa minor
Gösswald, 1951

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Formica polyctena.


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

  • minor. Formica minor Gösswald, 1951: 436 (w.q.) GERMANY. [First available use of Formica rufa subsp. pratensis var. minor Gösswald, 1941: 78; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of polyctena: Betrem, 1960b: 64; Dlussky, 1967a: 93.