Proformica ossetica

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Proformica ossetica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Proformica
Species: P. ossetica
Binomial name
Proformica ossetica
Dubovikoff, 2005

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Identification

Dubovikoff (2005) - Close to the endemic Proformica kobachidzei and Proformica pilosiscapa from the Caucasus Mountains, but differs from them and other species by the accumbent downiness of abdomen, more abundant raised downiness of the abdomen, and measurements of the heads of both larger and small workers.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Russian Federation (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • ossetica. Proformica ossetica Dubovikoff, 2005b: 189, figs. 1-3, 6 (w.) NORTH OSSETIA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Dubovikoff 2005. Page 189.
Dubovikoff 2005. Page 190.

Description

References

  • Dubovikov, D.A. 2005. A new species of the genus Proformica Rusky, 1902 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from North Ossetia and key to identification of Proformica species in the Caucasian Isthmus. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin. 1(2):189-191.