Formica villiscapa

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

Identification

Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Formica pratensis, but F. villiscapa whole body including antennal scape and first segment of funculus with dense acute short erect hairs.

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.

  • villiscapa. Formica villiscapa Chang & He, 2002a: 55, figs. 27, 28, 65 (w.) CHINA.

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 99 - 100, 20-VI-1999, Hezuo, 3100 m, Gansu Province, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratypes 4 workers, No 98 - 184; 11 workers, No 99 - 103; 5 workers, No 99 - 210, same as holoptype. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.

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