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Species: Formica rufibarbis   Fabricius, 1793 

Classification:
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See Also:

Formica rufibarbis_cf, Formica rufibarbis clarorufibarbis, Formica rufibarbis subpilosorufibarbis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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.).
Senior synonym of Formica cunicularia: Stephens, 1829b: 357; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 414.
[Note: Stephens, 1829b: 357, and Mayr, 1863a PDF: 414, give Formica cunicularia as senior synonym, but Formica rufibarbis has priority.].
Status as species: Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 402; Jurine, 1807 PDF: 273; Roger, 1863b PDF: 13; Emery, 1869b PDF: 9; André, 1874b: 185 (in key); Mayr, 1877a: 7; Emery, 1878a PDF: ix (in list); Emery, 1878: 49; Mayr, 1880 PDF: 26; André, 1881c PDF: 59; André, 1882c PDF: 182 (in key); Costa, 1884 PDF: 34; Provancher, 1887: 233 (in key); Nasonov, 1889: 19; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 209; Medina, 1893 PDF: 104; Forel, 1895e PDF: 227; Emery, 1898c PDF: 126; Ruzsky, 1902a PDF: 233; Ruzsky, 1902d PDF: 11; Ruzsky, 1902e PDF: 16; Wheeler, 1902f PDF: 947; Ruzsky, 1903b PDF: 303; Ruzsky, 1903c PDF: 206; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 335; Forel, 1904c PDF: 384; Ruzsky, 1905b: 385; Wasmann, 1906 PDF: 112 (in key); Karavaiev, 1911a PDF: 16; Wheeler, 1913i PDF: 514 (redescription); Ruzsky, 1915b: 12; Forel, 1915d: 64 (in key); Donisthorpe, 1915f: 320; Karavaiev, 1916a PDF: 507; Emery, 1916a PDF: 255; Ruzsky, 1916: 5; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 550; Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 51; Crawley, 1920b PDF: 178; Santschi, 1921a PDF: 116; Kulmatycki, 1922 PDF: 84; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1923b PDF: 245; Wheeler, 1923c PDF: 4; Müller, 1923b PDF: 140; Finzi, 1923a PDF: 4; Lomnicki, 1925a PDF: 18 (in key); Emery, 1925d PDF: 249; Ruzsky, 1925a PDF: 287; Ruzsky, 1925b PDF: 44; Santschi, 1925g PDF: 353; Karavaiev, 1926e PDF: 198; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1926c PDF: 97; Santschi, 1926f PDF: 289; Stärcke, 1926a PDF: 148 (in key); Donisthorpe, 1927c: 368; Karavaiev, 1927a PDF: 302; Karavaiev, 1927d: 286 (in key); Karavaiev, 1927e PDF: 346; Menozzi, 1927b PDF: 92; Lomnicki, 1928 PDF: 9; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929b PDF: 38; Wheeler, 1929g PDF: 10; Karavaiev, 1930b PDF: 148; Stitz, 1930a PDF: 238; Karavaiev, 1931c PDF: 113; Karavaiev, 1931e PDF: 216; Soudek, 1931 PDF: 17; Santschi, 1932h PDF: 5; Arnol'di, 1933a: 604 (in key); Grandi, 1935 PDF: 104; Karavaiev, 1935b PDF: 109; Karavaiev, 1936: 234 (redescription); Ruzsky, 1936 PDF: 92; Stitz, 1939: 355; Menozzi, 1939a PDF: 322 (in key); Holgersen, 1940 PDF: 186; Novák & Sadil, 1941 PDF: 107 (in key); Röszler, 1942a PDF: 59; Holgersen, 1943c PDF: 176 (in key); Holgersen, 1944a PDF: 191; Ruzsky, 1946 PDF: 69; Van Boven, 1947b PDF: 188 (in key); Arnol'di, 1948a PDF: 212 (in list); Röszler, 1950 PDF: 215; Donisthorpe, 1950e PDF: 1065; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 539; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 198; Consani & Zangheri, 1952 PDF: 45; Yarrow, 1954a PDF: 231; Ceballos, 1956: 320; Baroni Urbani, 1964a PDF: 7; Baroni Urbani, 1964c PDF: 167; Dlussky, 1965a PDF: 37 (in key); Dlussky, 1967a PDF: 73; Bernard, 1967a PDF: 297 (redescription); Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969 PDF: 90; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 240; Collingwood, 1971 PDF: 169; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1971 PDF: 163 (redescription); Banert & Pisarski, 1972 PDF: 355; Francoeur, 1973 PDF: 228; Bolton & Collingwood, 1975: 6 (in key); Pisarski, 1975: 43; Van Boven, 1977 PDF: 164; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 94 (in key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 553 (in key); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 128; Dlussky, 1981b PDF: 17; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 59; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 286 (in key); Dlussky et al., 1990 PDF: 139; Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 98; Douwes, 1995: 98; Bolton, 1995b: 202; Poldi et al., 1995: 8; Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 28; Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 26 (in key); Gallé et al., 1998: 217; Collingwood & Heatwole, 2002 PDF: 14; Chang & He, 2002a PDF: 52 (in key); Czechowski et al., 2002 PDF: 84; Karaman & Karaman, 2003 PDF: 51; Csosz & Markó, 2005 PDF: 233; Karaman & Karaman, 2005 PDF: 61; Bračko, 2006 PDF: 148; Cagniant, 2006 PDF: 195; Markó et al., 2006 PDF: 68; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 70, 112 (in key); Bračko, 2007 PDF: 20; Seifert, 2007: 301; Werner & Wiezik, 2007 PDF: 144; Zryanin & Zryanina, 2007 PDF: 233; Gratiashvili & Barjadze, 2008 PDF: 134; Paknia et al., 2008 PDF: 154; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 482; Seifert & Schultz, 2009b PDF: 260 (redescription); Lapeva-Gjonova et al., 2010 PDF: 54; Boer, 2010: 32; Csosz et al., 2011 PDF: 59; Karaman, 2011a PDF: 80; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 36; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 496; Czechowski et al., 2012: 215; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 32; Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 11; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 78 (see note in bibliography); Bračko et al., 2014 PDF: 19; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 27; Lebas et al., 2016: 198; Radchenko, 2016: 306; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 45; Seifert, 2018: 309.
Senior synonym of Formica defensor: Forel, 1894c PDF: 403; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 335; Bolton, 1995b: 203.
Senior synonym of Formica nicaeensis: Roger, 1863b PDF: 13; Forel, 1874 PDF: 98 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 451; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 202 (footnote) ; Bolton, 1995b: 203; Radchenko, 2016: 306.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada
    Asia: China, Lebanon
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, 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 anthropogenic, 31 times found in dry grassland, 28 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 8 times found in shrubs, 6 times found in Meadow, 3 times found in Meadow on river border, 2 times found in Urbano, 3 times found in Ruderal, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times on the ground, 8 times ground foragers, 4 times Forrajeando, 6 times ground nest, 5 times nbp, 4 times on ground, 2 times Nido bajo piedra, 3 times Foraging, 3 times Nest under stone, 3 times Nest inmeadow, 2 times roadside, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 131 times Pitfall trap, 74 times Manual catch, 45 times search, 34 times Hand, 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 Alcohol trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2058 meters, 762 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1866-05-08 and 2020-09-12

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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