Formica picea formosae

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Formica picea formosae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. picea
Subspecies: F. picea formosae
Trinomial name
Formica picea formosae
Emery, 1925



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • formosae. Formica (Serviformica) picea var. formosae Emery, 1925b: 249.
    • [First available use of Formica fusca r. picea var. formosae Forel, 1913f: 200 (w.) TAIWAN; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Subspecies of candida: Bolton, 1995b: 195; Terayama, 2009: 221 (error).
    • Subspecies of picea: Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 64; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 198; Lin & Wu, 2003: 61; Terayama, 2009: 221.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 195, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 249, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913g. H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Formicidae II. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(6 6: 183-202 (page 200, First available use of Formica fusca r. picea var. formosae; )