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Species: Formica fuscocinerea   Forel, 1874 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica fusca var. fuscocinerea Forel, 1874 PDF: 55 (w.q.m.) SWITZERLAND. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species and senior synonym of Formica lefrancoisi: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 256.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Mostly Centr. & NE SLO


Mostly open habitats with stony/sandy ground

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in car park, 1 times found in meadow near lake, 1 times found in park, 1 times found in park in city, 1 times found in park-like landscape, 1 times found in park/garden, 1 times found in S-facing meadow, 1 times found in anthropogenic, 1 times found in S-slope, city, 1 times found in sidewalk, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times on the ground, 2 times ground nest, 2 times along road, 1 times roadside, 1 times path, 1 times on wall, 1 times Nest between stones, 1 times near road, 1 times in moss.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times search.

Elevations: collected from 250 - 750 meters, 501 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica fuscocinerea: casent0911068

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