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Species: Formica (Serviformica) cinerea   Mayr, 1853 

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Formica cinerea armenica, Formica cinerea brevisetosa, Formica cinerea cinereoglebaria, Formica cinerea cinereoimitans, Formica cinerea iberica, Formica cinerea italica, Formica cinerea neocinerea, Formica cinerea novaki, Formica cinerea ochracea, Formica cinerea rutilans, Formica cinerea sabulosa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

1 subspecies

Formica cinerea Mayr, 1853d PDF: 281 (w.q.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1855 PDF: 344 (m.).
Combination in Formica (Serviformica): Forel, 1915d: 64.
Senior synonym of Formica brevisetosa: Finzi, 1928a PDF: 68; of Formica subrufoides: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 59.
Material of the nomen nudum Formica cinereoglebaria referred here: Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971 PDF: 157.
Senior synonym of Formica armenica, Formica balcanina, Formica iberica, Formica imitans, Formica italica, Formica novaki: Seifert, 2002 PDF: 251.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Formica cinerea cinereoimitans.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Meadow, 0 times found in Riverside meadow, 0 times found in Bottomland meadow, 0 times found in Subalpine meadow, 0 times found in Low prairie, 0 times found in Sagebrush, 0 times found in Ponderosa-pine, 0 times found in Meadow-pasture, 0 times found in mixed grass prairie, 0 times found in Lodgepole pine and sagebrush, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Under rock, 1 times Roadside, 0 times search, 0 times Grassy mound, 0 times Masonry dome nest, 0 times under rock, roadside, 0 times Under wood, 0 times sand hills, 0 times Acacia brush, 0 times Conical nest, 0 times Tending aphids, ...

Elevations: collected from 100 - 3536 meters, 1984 meters average

Type specimens: paralectotype of Formica cinerea imitans: casent0905706; syntype of Formica cinerea: casent0915631; syntype of Formica cinerea imitans: casent0912262; syntype of Formica cinerea subrufoides: casent0911069

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