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Species: Formica rufa   Linnaeus, 1761 

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Formica rufa aggerans, Formica rufa angusticeps, Formica rufa bondroiti, Formica rufa brevisetosa, Formica rufa constricta, Formica rufa emeryi, Formica rufa foreli, Formica rufa group, Formica rufa grouvellei, Formica rufa incisa, Formica rufa major, Formica rufa melanotica, Formica rufa meridionalis, Formica rufa montana, Formica rufa nuda, Formica rufa nylanderi, Formica rufa obscurata, Formica rufa rubiginosa, Formica rufa rufobrevisetosa, Formica rufa rufoides, Formica rufa rufopratensis, Formica rufa rufopratensoides, Formica rufa rufotruncicola, Formica rufa santschii, Formica rufa schmidti, Formica rufa stitzi, Formica rufa subcaviceps, Formica rufa subfasciata, Formica rufa suzukii, Formica rufa tahoensis, Formica rufa tir, Formica rufa tshugunovi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

7 subspecies

Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761 PDF: 426 (q.m.) EUROPE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Formica rufa   Nylander, W., 1846, Adnotationes in monographiam formicarum borealium Europae., Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae 2, pp. 875-944: 902-904, (download) 902-904 4277
Formica rufa   Förster, A., 1850, Hymenopterologische Studien. 1. Formicariae., Aachen: Unknown Publisher, pp. -1--1: 13-15, (download) 13-15 8138
Formica rufa   Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 8, (download) 8 8200
Formica rufa   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 141-143, (download) 141-143 6175
Formica rufa   Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 1-2, (download) 1-2 8200

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Forest, 0 times found in heathlands, 0 times found in Anthropogenic, 0 times found in dry grassland, 0 times found in shrubs, 0 times found in open forest/forest edge, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 1 times found in Tending aphids on dune scrubland, 0 times found in Wet grassland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Manual catch, 0 times Pitfall trap, 0 times search, 0 times Malaise trap, 1 times By hand from forage tree, 1 times By hand from surface of forage tree, 0 times Window trap, 0 times Alcohol trap, 0 times light trap

Elevations: collected from 9 - 1260 meters, 379 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica rufa rufopratensis: casent0911085; paralectotype of Formica rufa rufopratensis: casent0911084; syntype of Formica gaullei: casent0915378; syntype of Formica rufa meridionalis: casent0911080; syntype of Formica rufa rufopratensis: casent0907599; type of Formica rufa: casent0903276

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