Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.56. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Formica japonica   Motschoulsky, 1866 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica japonica Motschoulsky, 1866 PDF: 183 (w.) JAPAN. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Imai, 1966b PDF: 119 (k.).
Revived status as species: Dlussky, 1967a PDF: 78; Collingwood, 1976a PDF: 305; Wu, 1990 PDF: 5; Kupyanskaya, 1990a: 185.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: China, Japan, South Korea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in park/garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s).

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2500 meters, 1265 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-05-01 and 2014-07-14

Type specimens: paratype of Formica fusca nipponensis: antweb1008412, antweb1008413; syntype of Formica fusca nipponensis: casent0911073

See something amiss? Send us an email.