Formica subspinosa

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Formica subspinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. subspinosa
Binomial name
Formica subspinosa
Buckley, 1866

The taxonomomic placement of this species is uncertain and it is considered incertae sedis in Formica.



Distribution based on type material

United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Formica subspinosa neotype MCZC head.jpgFormica subspinosa neotype MCZC side.jpgFormica subspinosa neotype MCZC top.jpgFormica subspinosa neotype MCZC labels.jpg
Neotype of Formica subspinosa. . Owned by Museum of Comparative Zoology.


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

  • subspinosa. Formica (Hypochira) subspinosa Buckley, 1866: 169 (w.) U.S.A.; Unidentifiable to genus [unrecognisable and unplaceable taxon] incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 204. [May possibly be a dolichoderine, see: Emery, 1895c: 338; Emery, 1925b: 271; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1422.]



  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 263, see also)
  • Buckley, S. B. 1866. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 152-172 (page 169, worker described)