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Species: Formica cinerea   Mayr, 1853 

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Formica cinerea altipetens, Formica cinerea armeniaca, Formica cinerea armenica, Formica cinerea bipilosa, Formica cinerea brevisetosa, Formica cinerea canadensis, Formica cinerea cinerea, Formica cinerea cinerea-rufibarbis, Formica cinerea cinereo-fusca, Formica cinerea cinereo-glebaria, Formica cinerea cinereo-imitans, Formica cinerea cinereo-rufibarbis, Formica cinerea cinereoglebaria, Formica cinerea cinereoimitans, Formica cinerea cinereorufibarbis, Formica cinerea cinero-rufibarbis, Formica cinerea fusco-cinerea, Formica cinerea fuscocinerea, Formica cinerea iberica, Formica cinerea imitans, Formica cinerea italica, Formica cinerea lefrançoisi, Formica cinerea lepida, Formica cinerea montana, Formica cinerea neocinerea, Formica cinerea novaki, Formica cinerea ochracea, Formica cinerea pilicornis, Formica cinerea rubens, Formica cinerea rufibarbis, Formica cinerea rutilans, Formica cinerea sabulosa, Formica cinerea selysi, Formica cinerea subrufoides

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

1 subspecies

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

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.


Nearctic Region: Alberta, Georgia
Palearctic Region: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Blagoevgrad province, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Piemonte, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sofia, South Tyrol, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vidin

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Formica cinerea   Mayr, G. L., 1853, Beschreibungen einiger neuer Ameisen., Verhandlungen des Zoologisch-Botanischen Vereins in Wien 3, pp. 277-286: 281-282, (download) 281-282 4441
Formica cinerea   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: 18, (download) 18 3994
Formica cinerea   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 124-127, (download) 124-127 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Low prairie, 0 times found in xerothermous river valley, 0 times found in Marsh, 0 times found in young park, 0 times found in Masonry dome, Meadow, 0 times found in Mixed montane forest, 0 times found in open square in city, 0 times found in Black oak dunes, 0 times found in Sandy roadway, Cottonwood grove, 0 times found in city, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times under stone, 0 times stairs btw. airport & carpark, 0 times on the ground, 0 times ground foragers, 0 times 1.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times search, 1 times Roadside, 0 times under rock, roadside, 2 times Hand, 0 times under wood, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times meadow, 0 times Mound nests.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3536 meters, 1044 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; type of Formica cinerea: focol2750, focol2751

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