Formica wheeleri Stitz

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Formica wheeleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. wheeleri
Binomial name
Formica wheeleri
Stitz, 1939

Seifert (2000) - The existence or location of the types for this taxa is unknown and their descriptions are lacking diagnostic information. As a consequence, these taxa are incertae sedis and students of Coptoformica should not speculatively use these names in any context unless types are discovered and reliably identified.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

Germany (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.

  • wheeleri. Formica exsecta var. wheeleri Stitz, 1939: 311 (w.) GERMANY. [First available use of Formica exsecta subsp. exsecta var. wheeleri Krausse, 1926d: 264; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of exsecta: Dlussky, 1967a: 100. Unidentifiable taxon: Seifert, 2000a: 562.

Description

References

  • Seifert, B 2000a. A taxonomic revision of the ant subgenus Coptoformica Mueller, 1923 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoosystema. 22:517-568.
  • Stitz, H. 1939. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Meersteile nach ihren Merkmalen und nach ihrer Lebensweise. 37. Theil. Hautflüger oder Hymenoptera. I: Ameisen oder Formicidae. Jena: G. Fischer, 428 pp.