Formica atra

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Formica atra
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Camponotus herculeanus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Formica atra
Zetterstedt, 1838

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus herculeanus.


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

  • atra. Formica atra Zetterstedt, 1838: 450 (m.) SWEDEN. Junior synonym of herculeanus: Nylander, 1846a: 894.


  • Nylander, W. 1846a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicarum borealium Europae. Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 2: 875-944 (page 894, junior synonym of herculeanus)
  • Zetterstedt, J. W. 1838. Insecta Lapponica. Sectio secunda. Hymenoptera. Lipsiae [= Leipzig]: L. Voss, pp. 317-475. (page 450, male described)