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Species: Formica rufibarbis   Fabricius, 1793 

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See Also:

Formica rufibarbis_cf, Formica rufibarbis clarorufibarbis, Formica rufibarbis subpilosorufibarbis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Formica rufibarbis Fabricius, 1793 PDF: 355 (w.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Jurine, 1807 PDF: 273 (q.m.); Emery, 1909b PDF: 197 (q.m.).
Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Forel, 1915d: 64.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada
    Asia: China, Lebanon
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Formica rufibarbis   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 155, (download) 155 21820
Formica rufibarbis   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 17, (download) 17 3994
Formica rufibarbis   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 128, (download) 128 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 168 times found in Unknown, 77 times found in heathlands, 31 times found in dry grassland, 31 times found in anthropogenic, 28 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 8 times found in shrubs, 4 times found in Meadow, 3 times found in Prado, 2 times found in Urbano, 2 times found in Huerto Naranjos, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Forrajeando, 7 times on the ground, 5 times nbp, 5 times ground nest, 4 times on ground, 2 times Nido bajo piedra, 4 times ground foragers, 3 times Nest under stone, 3 times Nest inmeadow, 3 times Foraging, 2 times in sand, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 131 times Pitfall trap, 74 times Manual catch, 34 times Hand, 31 times search, 7 times Malaise trap, 5 times insect net, 4 times Green color trap, 3 times Color trap, 2 times Window trap, 2 times light trap, 1 times Nest sample, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2058 meters, 821 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica fusca cinereorufibarbis: casent0911067; neotype of Formica rufibarbis: antweb1008421; type of Formica rufibarbis: casent0903271; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Formica fusca rufibarbis cinereoides: casent0911075

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