Formica breviscapa

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


Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Formica japonica, but F. breviscapa with a steep alitrunk declivity; epinotum in profile with 100 - 105 angle between the base and declivity; antennal scape short, index of scape length with head length 81 - 106; alitrunk with several short and blunt erect hairs.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • breviscapa. Formica breviscapa Chang & He, 2002a: 54, figs. 23, 24, 63 (w.) CHINA.

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


Type Material=

Holotype worker, No 98 - 009, 6-VI-1998, Helan Mountains, 2280 m, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratypes 3 workers, No 98 - 039, same as holotype; 14 workers, No 98 - 077, 2-X-1998, Longde, 1900 m, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, coll. CHANG Yourde. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chang Y.D., and D.H. He. 2002. Taxonomic study of genus Formica L. from Northwest China with descriptions of nine new species and four new records. Zoological Research 23(1): 49-60.
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2012. Checklist of chinese ants: formicomorph subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) II. Journal of Guangxi Normal University: Natural Science Edition 30(4): 81-91.