Formica rufa subcaviceps

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Formica rufa subcaviceps
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formica integroides)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica rufa subcaviceps
Creighton, 1940

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


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

  • subcaviceps. Formica rufa subsp. subcaviceps Creighton, 1940a: 1, fig. 1 (w.m.) U.S.A. [First available use of Formica truncicola subsp. integra var. subcaviceps Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 540; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of integroides: Creighton, 1950a: 489.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 204, catalogue)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1940a. A revision of the North American variants of the ant Formica rufa. Am. Mus. Novit. 1055: 1-10 (page 1, worker, male described)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 489, junior synonym of integroides)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917a. The mountain ants of western North America. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 52: 457-569 (page 540, First available use of Formica trunicola subsp. integra var. subcaviceps; unavailable name.)