Proformica ossetica

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Proformica ossetica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Proformica
Species: P. ossetica
Binomial name
Proformica ossetica
Dubovikoff, 2005

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Dubovikoff (2005) - Close to the endemic Proformica kobachidzei and Proformica pilosiscapa from the Caucasus Mountains, but differs from them and other species by the accumbent downiness of abdomen, more abundant raised downiness of the abdomen, and measurements of the heads of both larger and small workers.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Russian Federation (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ossetica. Proformica ossetica Dubovikoff, 2005b: 189, figs. 1-3, 6 (w.) NORTH OSSETIA.

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


Dubovikoff 2005. Page 189.
Dubovikoff 2005. Page 190.



  • Dubovikov, D.A. 2005. A new species of the genus Proformica Rusky, 1902 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from North Ossetia and key to identification of Proformica species in the Caucasian Isthmus. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin. 1(2):189-191.

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Dubovikoff D. A. 2005. ? new species of the genus Proformica Ruzsky, 1902 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from North Ossetia and key to identification of Proformica species of the Caucasian Isthmus. [in Russian]. Kavkazskii Entomologicheskii Byulleten 1: 189-191.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.