Formica vinculans

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

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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

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

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Laboulbenia formicarum (a pathogen) (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • vinculans. Formica (Proformica) neogagates var. vinculans Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 400 (in key) (w.q.) U.S.A. [Formica (Proformica) neogagates subsp. neogagates var. vinculans Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 539; unavailable name.] Subspecies of neogagates: Buren, 1944a: 309. Junior synonym of neogagates: Creighton, 1950a: 459. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Snelling, R.R. & Buren, 1985: 76.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 206, catalogue)
  • Buren, W. F. 1944a. A list of Iowa ants. Iowa State Coll. J. Sci. 18: 277-312 (page 309, subspecies of neogagates)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 459, junior synonym of neogagates)
  • Espadaler, X., Santamaria, S. 2012. Ecto- and Endoparasitic Fungi on Ants from the Holarctic Region. Psyche Article ID 168478, 10 pages (doi:10.1155/2012/168478).
  • Snelling, R. R.; Buren, W. F. 1985. Description of a new species of slave-making ant in the Formica sanguinea group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Great Lakes Entomol. 18: 69-78 (page 76, revived from synonymy, and raised to species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913i. A revision of the ants of the genus Formica (Linné) Mayr. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 53: 379-565 (page 400, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913i. A revision of the ants of the genus Formica (Linné) Mayr. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 53: 379-565 (page 539, Formica (Proformica) neogagates subsp. neogagates var. vinculans Wheeler; unavailable name.)