Proformica jacoti

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Proformica jacoti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Proformica
Species: P. jacoti
Binomial name
Proformica jacoti
(Wheeler, W.M., 1923)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality), Mongolia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • jacoti. Formica (Proformica) jacoti Wheeler, W.M. 1923b: 4 (w.) CHINA. Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 11 (q.). Combination in Proformica: Dlussky, 1969a: 230.

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



Wheeler (1929) - The female (undescribed) measures 6 mm. Head subrectangular, as broad as long, scarcely narrower in front than behind. Petiolar scale with straight, subparallel sides, its superior border somewhat more deeply and angularly excised than in the large worker. Pilosity longer and more abundant, especially on the gaster.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Tie Ru, and Xu Shengquan. 2004. Variety and distribution of ants in Northwest China. Journal of Ningxia Agricultural College 25(3): 4-9.
  • Wu J. and Wang C. 1995. The ants of China. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing. 214 pp.