Formica vagans

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Formica vagans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. vagans
Binomial name
Formica vagans
Fabricius, 1793

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

Germany (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.

  • vagans. Formica vagans Fabricius, 1793: 358 (w.) GERMANY. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of vagans Olivier, 1792: 501 (Bolton, 1995b: 206).] Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 206. See also: Curtis, 1854: 213 [combination in Myrmica; misidentification]; Smith, F. 1855b: 117; Mayr, 1855: 407.

Description

References

  • Curtis, J. 1854. On the genus Myrmica and other indigenous ants. Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 21: 211-220 (page 213, [combination in Myrmica; misidentification])
  • Fabricius, J. C. 1793. Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonimis, locis observationibus, descriptionibus. Tome 2. Hafniae [= Copenhagen]: C. G. Proft, 519 pp. (page 358, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1855. Formicina austriaca. Beschreibung der bisher im österreichischen Kaiserstaate aufgefundenen Ameisen, nebst Hinzufügung jener in Deutschland, in der Schweiz und in Italien vorkommenden Arten. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ver. Wien 5: 273-478 (page 407, see also)
  • Smith, F. 1855b. Essay on the genera and species of British Formicidae. [concl.]. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (2) 3: 113-135 (page 117, see also)