Formica transkaucasica

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Formica transkaucasica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. transkaucasica
Binomial name
Formica transkaucasica
Nasonov, 1889

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.

At a Glance • Polygynous  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Denmark.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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This species is a host for the ant Formica uralensis (a temporary parasite).



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

  • transkaucasica. Formica transkaucasica Nasonov, 1889: 21 (w.) RUSSIA. Subspecies of gagates: Ruzsky, 1902d: 13; of fusca: Ruzsky, 1905b: 384. Junior synonym of picea Nylander: Emery, 1909b: 195; Donisthorpe, 1918a: 9; Emery, 1925b: 249; Dlussky, 1965a: 31; Dlussky, 1967a: 61. First available replacement name for picea Nylander: Donisthorpe, 1918a: 9; Yarrow, 1954a: 233; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 263. Senior synonym of piceogagates: Arakelian, 1994: 102. Junior synonym of candida: Bolton, 1995b: 205. Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Formica: Seifert, 2004: 32.
  • piceogagates. Formica (Serviformica) gagates var. piceogagates Karavaiev, 1926e: 197 (w.q.) RUSSIA. Junior synonym of transkaucasica: Arakelian, 1994: 102.



  • n = 26 (Finland) (Rosengren et al., 1980) (as F. transkaucasica (incertae sedis)).


  • Arakelian, G. R. 1994. Fauna of the Republic of Armenia. Hymenopterous insects. Ants (Formicidae). Erevan: Gitutium, 153 pp. (page 102, Senior synonym of piceogagates)
  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 263, First available replacement name for picea)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 205, Junior synonym of candida)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1965a. Ants of the genus Formica L. of Mongolia and northeast Tibet (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 23: 15-43 (page 31, Junior synonym of picea)
  • Dlussky, G. M. 1967a. Ants of the genus Formica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, g. Formica). Moskva: Nauka Publishing House, 236 pp. (page 61, Junior synonym of picea)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1918a. Some notes on a paper by Dr. Leach on ants and gnats in 1825. Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 30: 8-9 (page 9, Junior synonym of picea)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1918a. Some notes on a paper by Dr. Leach on ants and gnats in 1825. Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 30: 8-9 (page 9, First available replacement name for picea)
  • Emery, C. 1909b. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil VII. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 179-204 (page 195, Junior synonym of picea Nylander)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 249, Junior synonym of picea)
  • Nasonov, N. V. 1889. Contribution to the natural history of the ants primarily of Russia. 1. Contribution to the ant fauna of Russia. Izv. Imp. Obshch. Lyubit. Estestvozn. Antropol. Etnogr. Imp. Mosk. Univ. 58: 1-78 (page 21, worker described)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1902d. Material on the ant fauna of the Caucasus and the Crimea. Protok. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 206(su suppl: 1-33 (page 13, Race/subspecies of gagates)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 384, Race/subspecies of fusca)
  • Yarrow, I. H. H. 1954a. The British ants allied to Formica fusca L. (Hym., Formicidae). Trans. Soc. Br. Entomol. 11: 229-244 (page 233, First available replacement name for picea)