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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Adformica
Lomnicki, 1925
Type species
Formica exsecta

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Specimen labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Formica.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • ADFORMICA [junior synonym of Formica]
    • Adformica Lomnicki, 1925a: 164 [as subgenus of Formica]. Type-species: Formica exsecta, by subsequent designation of Donisthorpe, 1927b: 316.
    • Adformica junior synonym of Coptoformica: Stitz, 1939: 306 (as Adformica and Coptoformica share the same type-species synonymy is absolute).


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 128, Adformica as junior synonym of Coptoformica (as Adformica and Coptoformica share the same type-species synonymy is absolute))
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1927c. British ants, their life history and classification (2nd edn.). London: G. Routledge and Sons, xvi + 436 pp. (page 316, Type-species: Formica exsecta; by subsequent designation)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 620, Adformica as junior synonym of Coptoformica)
  • Lomnicki, J. 1925a [1924]. Przeglad polskich gatunków rodzaju mrówki (Formica Linné). Pol. Pismo Entomol. 3: 151-182 (page 164, Adformica as subgenus of Formica)
  • 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. (page 306, Adformica as junior synonym of Coptoformica)