Formica dorsata

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Formica dorsata
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formica rufa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica dorsata
Panzer, 1798

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Formica rufa.


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

  • dorsata. Formica dorsata Panzer, 1798: no. 1651 (q.) AUSTRIA. Junior synonym of rufa: Stephens, 1829: 357; Nylander, 1846a: 902.


  • Nylander, W. 1846a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicarum borealium Europae. Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 2: 875-944 (page 902, Junior synonym of rufa)
  • Panzer, G. W. F. 1798. Fauna insectorum germanicae initia, oder Deutschlands Insecten. Heft 54. Nürnberg: Felssecker, 24 pp., 24 pls. (page 1651, queen described)
  • Stephens, J. F. 1829b. A systematic catalogue of British insects: being an attempt to arrange all the hitherto discovered indigenous insects in accordance with their natural affinities. London: Baldwin & Cradock, xxxiv + 416 + 388 pp. (page 357, Junior synonym of rufa)