Formica sanguinea

Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum: 8-9

publication ID

8200

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B3182FF3-EC3A-9940-18A1-B882E68FAD11

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Formica sanguinea
status

 

FORMICA SANGUINEA   HNS   .

Formica sanguinea   HNS   . Latr. Hist. Nat. Fourm. 150. Foerster, Hym.

Stud. Form. 20, 6. Formica dominula, Nyland   HNS   . Adno. Mon. Form. Boreal. Europ.

905,6.

Female (length 41 / 4 - 41 / 2 lines). Head, thorax, legs and scale of the abdomen bright fulvous red; the head above the antennas, of a reddish brown; the wings smoky at their base, extending to the stigma: abdomen ashy-black; superior margin of the scale entire.

Worker (length 3 - 4 lines). Bright ferruginous, the head has the vertex, but rarely, slightly stained of a darker colour: abdomen of an ashy-black, tinged with ferruginous at the base; the scale slightly notched above.

Male (length 33 / 4 - 4 lines). Black; the legs, tip ofthe abdomen, mouth (not the mandibles) and antennae;, pale red; the latter darkest towards their base; head and thorax of about equal width; abdomen one-third wider than the thorax; the scale not notched above; the wings smoky as in the female. (All the sexes from the same nest).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica