Formica umbrata

Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum: 9-10

publication ID

8200

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:46EA3A18-136C-4CE3-A04D-EAB1BC9DCDA4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/181DBBF3-4E98-887C-E25D-182FE579F102

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Formica umbrata
status

 

FORMICA UMBRATA   HNS   . B. M.

Formica umbrata, Nyland   HNS   . Addit. Adno. Mon. Form. Boreal. Europ. 1048, [[ male ]], [[ queen ]], [[? ]].

Hab. - Hampstead.

Female (length 3 lines) of a brown testaceous red; the legs and antennas are pale testaceous, as are also the mandibles and apex of the metathorax; the scale is small, and not notched; the head and disk of the thorax very smooth and shining; the wings ample, and deeply smoky towards their base; the nervures and stigma are pale testaceous; the head is of the same width as the thorax, the eyes pubescent.

This species closely resembles F. flava   HNS   , but the thorax is more elongate and narrower, the legs are stouter, and the eyes are pubescent; the female only has hitherto been captured in England.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica