Formica dachaidanensis

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


Chang and He (2002) - Similar to Formica candida, but F. dachaidanensis with hairs on the posterior margin of 1 - 2 or 1 - 3 gastral tergites and no pubescence on gaster; mandibles, antenna scape and legs reddish brown.


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.

  • dachaidanensis. Formica dachaidanensis Chang & He, 2002a: 53, figs. 22, 60 (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 99 - 207, 15-VI-1999, Dachaidan, 3020 m, Qinghai Province, coll. CHANG Yourde. Paratype 1 worker, No 99 - 248, same as holotype. Deposited in Ningxia Agricultural College collection.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • 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.
  • Tie Ru, and Xu Shengquan. 2004. Variety and distribution of ants in Northwest China. Journal of Ningxia Agricultural College 25(3): 4-9.