Formica crinita

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Formica crinita
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Formica criniventris)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica crinita
Wheeler, W.M., 1909

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Formica criniventris.


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

  • crinita. Formica crinita Wheeler, W.M. 1909e: 87 (w.q.) U.S.A. [Junior primary homonym of crinita Smith, F. 1858b: 13, above.] Replacement name: criniventris Wheeler, W.M. 1912c: 90. [Formica crinita Wheeler, W.M. 1908g: 408. Nomen nudum.]


  • Wheeler, W. M. 1909e. A decade of North American Formicidae. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 17: 77-90 (page 87, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1912c. New names for some ants of the genus Formica. Psyche (Camb.) 19: 90 (page 90, Replacement name: criniventris)