Formica cinereofusca

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Formica cinereofusca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. cinereofusca
Binomial name
Formica cinereofusca
Karavaiev, 1929

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 36.929167° to 36.929167°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


Association with Other Organisms

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This species is associated with the aphids Aphis craccivora, Aphis fabae, Aphis farinosa, Aphis gossypii, Aphis nasturtii, Aphis sambuci, Aphis serpylli, Aphis spiraecola, Aphis verbasci, Brachycaudus cardui, Brachycaudus helichrysi, Brachycaudus lychnidis, Brachyunguis tamaricis, Chaitophorus longisetosus, Cinara acutirostris, Cinara maritimae, Cinara pilicornis, Cinara pruinosa, Myzus lythri, Nearctaphis bakeri, Periphyllus aceris, Pterocallis albidus, Pterocallis alni, Schizaphis miscanthi, Schizolachnus pineti, Sipha maydis, Symydobius oblongus and Toxoptera aurantii (Saddiqui et al., 2019 and included references).


Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code casent0906315. Photographer Michele Esposito, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


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

  • cinereofusca. Formica (Serviformica) cinerea var. cinereofusca Karavaiev, 1929b: 214 (w.) CAUCASUS. Raised to species: Dlussky, 1967a: 60; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 553; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 59.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Kiran K., and C. Karaman. 2012. First annotated checklist of the ant fauna of Turkey (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3548: 1-38.
  • 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.
  • Wu wei, Li Xiao Mei, Guo Hong. 2004. A primary study on the fauna of Formicidae in Urumqi and its vicinities. Arid Zone Research 21(2): 179-182