Formica rufa alpina

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Formica rufa alpina
Scientific classification (junior homonym, replaced by Formica lugubris)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica rufa alpina
Santschi, 1911

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Formica lugubris.


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

  • alpina. Formica rufa var. alpina Santschi, 1911j: 349 (w.) ITALY. [Junior primary homonym of alpina Wheeler, above.] Replacement name: santschii Wheeler, 1913f: 428. Raised to species: Bondroit, 1918: 59.