Formica pusilla

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Formica pusilla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. pusilla
Binomial name
Formica pusilla
De Geer, 1773



Distribution based on type material

Suriname (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • pusilla. Formica pusilla De Geer, 1773: 612, pl. 31, figs. 23, 24 (w.) SURINAM. Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 202. [Latreille, 1802c: 263, gives pusilla as a senior synonym of nana Latreille, but the latter is also unrecognisable. Similarly Retzius, 1783: 76, gives pusilla as a junior synonym of omnivora, another unidentifiable name.] Junior synonym of omnivora: Botlon, unpublished.



  • De Geer, C. 1773. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes. Tome troisième. Stockholm: Pierre Hesselberg, 696 pp. (page 612, pl. 31, figs. 23, 24 worker described)