Formica decipiens

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Formica decipiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. decipiens
Binomial name
Formica decipiens
Bondroit, 1918

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Andorra, France (type locality), Iberian Peninsula, Spain.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Aegeritella superficialis (a pathogen) (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • decipiens. Formica decipiens Bondroit, 1918: 52 (w.q.) FRANCE. Espadaler, 1986b: 46 (m.). Combination in F. (Serviformica): Emery, 1925b: 247. Subspecies of fusca: Menozzi, 1922b: 331. Revived status as species: Bernard, 1967: 298. See also: Kutter, 1977c: 255.

Description

References

  • Bernard, F. 1967a [1968]. Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp. (page 298, revived status as species)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 194, catalogue)
  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 52, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 247, combination in F. (Serviformica))
  • Espadaler, X. 1986b. Formica decipiens Bondr., 1918: descripción del macho y dos adiciones a la fauna ibérica (Hym., Formicidae). Bol. Asoc. Esp. Entomol. 10: 45-50 (page 46, male described)
  • Espadaler, X., Santamaria, S. 2012. Ecto- and Endoparasitic Fungi on Ants from the Holarctic Region. Psyche Article ID 168478, 10 pages (doi:10.1155/2012/168478).
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 255, see also)
  • Menozzi, C. 1922c. Contribution à la faune myrmécologique de l'Espagne. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 22: 324-332 (page 331, Variety of fusca)