Formica flavipes

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Formica flavipes
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formica fusca)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica flavipes
Geoffroy, 1785

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

Nomenclature

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

  • flavipes. Formica flavipes Geoffroy, in Fourcroy, 1785: 452 (m.) FRANCE. Junior synonym of fusca: Latreille, 1802c: 161.

References

  • Geoffroy, E. L. 1785. [Untitled. Descriptions of new taxa, attributable to Geoffroy.]. In: Fourcroy, A. F. de. Entomologia parisiensis, sive catalogus insectorum quae in agro parisiensi reperiuntur. Pars secunda. Paris: Via et Aedibus Serpentineis, [1] (page 452, male described)
  • Latreille, P. A. 1802b. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Crustacés et des insectes. Tome 3. Familles naturelles des genres. Paris: F. Dufart, xii + 467 pp. (page 161, junior synonym of fusca)