Formica subcyanea

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Formica subcyanea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. subcyanea
Binomial name
Formica subcyanea
Wheeler, W.M., 1913

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Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Mexico (type locality).


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Biology

This species is a host for the ant Polyergus topoffi (a slave maker).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • subcyanea. Formica subcyanea Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 563 (w.q.m.) MEXICO. See also: Francoeur, 1973: 249.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Francoeur 1973. Figures 443-454.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 204, catalogue)
  • Francoeur, A. 1973. Révision taxonomique des espèces néarctiques du groupe fusca, genre Formica (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Mém. Soc. Entomol. Qué. 3: 1-316 (page 249, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913i. A revision of the ants of the genus Formica (Linné) Mayr. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 53: 379-565 (page 563, worker, queen, male described)