Formica picea Buckley

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Formica picea
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Nylanderia vividula)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Nylanderia
Species: Formica picea
Buckley, 1866

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


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

  • picea. Formica picea Buckley, 1866: 163 (w.) U.S.A. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica picea Leach, 1825: 292 (now in Camponotus).] Junior synonym of vividula: Mayr, 1876: 78; Mayr, 1886d: 431. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 22; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1444.


  • Buckley, S. B. 1866. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 152-172 (page 163, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 78, Junior synonym of vividula)
  • Mayr, G. 1886d. Die Formiciden der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 419-464 (page 431, Junior synonym of vividula)