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Species: Formica phyllophila   Jerdon, 1851 

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Note: Not a Valid Taxon Name

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica phyllophila Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 125 (w.) INDIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Formica: Bolton, 1995b: 201.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Jerdon, T. C., 1851, A catalogue of the species of ants found in southern India., Madras Journal of Literature and Science 17, pp. 103-127

43. Formica phyllophilaHNS., N. S.

Worker, length 7 - 48 th of an inch, eyes small, anterior, jaws triangular; thorax slightly furrowed posteriorly; abdominal pedicle thin, low, linear; abdomen large triangular; legs antennae rather short: colour shining brown black.

This little species forms a temporary nest between two leaves usually, or sometimes in a head of flowers; it lives in small societies, and feeds entirely on vegetable secretions.

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