Formica gracilescens

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Formica gracilescens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Paratrechina longicornis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Paratrechina
Species: Formica gracilescens
Nylander, 1856

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


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

  • gracilescens. Formica gracilescens Nylander, 1856a: xxviii (w.) FRANCE. [Also described as new by Nylander, 1856b: 73.] Junior synonym of longicornis: Roger, 1863b: 10.


  • Nylander, W. 1856b. Synopsis des Formicides de France et d'Algérie. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (4) 5: 51-109 (page xxviii, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 10, Junior synonym of longicornis)