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Species: Formica sanguinea   Latreille, 1798 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica sanguinea Latreille, 1798 PDF: 37 (w.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Jurine, 1807 PDF: 272 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953c PDF: 169 (l.); Imai, 1966b PDF: 119 (k.).
Combination in Formica (Raptiformica): Forel, 1913j PDF: 361.
Senior synonym of Formica dominula: Smith, 1851 PDF: 115; Schenck, 1852 PDF: 36; Mayr, 1855 PDF: 337; Radchenko, 2007 PDF: 37; of Formica arenicola, Formica borea, Formica clarior, Formica fusciceps, Formica griseopubescens, Formica leninei, Formica mollesonae, Formica monticola, Formica rotundata, Formica strennua, Formica tristis: Dlussky, 1965a PDF: 16; of Formica flavorubra: Dlussky, 1967a PDF: 97; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 74.
Material of the unavailable name Formica minuta referred here by Dlussky, 1965a PDF: 16.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
    Asia: Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, 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 sanguinea   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 sanguinea   Förster, A., 1850, Hymenopterologische Studien. 1. Formicariae., Aachen: Unknown Publisher: 20-21, (download) 20-21 8138
Formica sanguinea   Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum: 8-9, (download) 8-9 8200
Formica sanguinea   Forel, A., 1894, Les formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part IV. Adjonction aux genres Camponotus, Mayr., et Polyrhachis, Shuck., Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 8, pp. 396-420: 403, (download) 403 3951
Formica sanguinea   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 137-138, (download) 137-138 6175
Formica sanguinea   Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum: 2, (download) 2 8200

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 418 times found in Unknown, 163 times found in heathlands, 32 times found in dry grassland, 31 times found in Forest, 18 times found in Anthropogenic, 16 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 13 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 12 times found in bogs & fenns, 11 times found in mixed montane forest, 8 times found in mixed canadian forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times log stage 4, 5 times under boulder, 4 times Nest under stone, 4 times log stage 5, 3 times nido, 3 times log stage 3, 3 times under log, 3 times ground foragers, 2 times railroad embankment, 2 times on the ground, 1 times Nido suelo, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 224 times Pitfall trap, 198 times Manual catch, 16 times Hand, 13 times search, 4 times Malaise trap, 2 times Color trap, 1 times Pyramid trap, 1 times Window trap, 1 times Yellow color trap, 1 times by hand, 1 times insect net, ...

Elevations: collected from 107 - 3536 meters, 1856 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica sanguinea flavorubra: casent0911095; syntype of Formica sanguinea fusciceps: casent0905692; syntype of Formica sanguinea strennua: casent0912255; syntype of Formica sanguinea borea: casent0912254; type of Formica sanguinea: casent0903273

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