Formica subspinosa

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

The taxonomomic placement of this species is uncertain and it is considered incertae sedis in Formica.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • subspinosa. Formica (Hypochira) subspinosa Buckley, 1866: 169 (w.) U.S.A.; Unidentifiable to genus [unrecognisable and unplaceable taxon] incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 204. [May possibly be a dolichoderine, see: Emery, 1895c: 338; Emery, 1925b: 271; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1422.]

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 263, see also)
  • Buckley, S. B. 1866. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 152-172 (page 169, worker described)