Formica integra

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Formica integra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species group: rufa
Species: F. integra
Binomial name
Formica integra
Nylander, 1856

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Distribution

Eastern North America, ranges from Nova Scotia and Québec south to Mississippi.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: Canada, United States (type locality).


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Biology

Nest site selected in areas of moderate to heavy cover. Nest begun in or under a log or stump. Extensive use made of thatching. The finished nest considerably influenced by the size of the object in which it was started but, when this is small, a dome shaped nest results (Creighton, 1940)

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Nomenclature

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

  • integra. Formica integra Nylander, 1856b: 62 (footnote) (w.) U.S.A. Mayr, 1886d: 425 (q.m.). Subspecies of rufa: Emery, 1893i: 652; Wheeler, W.M. 1908g: 406; Creighton, 1940a: 1; of truncicola: Wheeler, W.M. 1913c: 116; Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 444; Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 464. Revived status as species: Creighton, 1950a: 487. Senior synonym of similis: Emery, 1893i: 652; Wheeler, W.M. 1906b: 16.
  • similis. Formica integra var. similis Mayr, 1886d: 425 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of integra: Emery, 1893i: 652; Wheeler, W.M. 1906b: 16; Creighton, 1950a: 487.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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