Formica irritans

Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 58

publication ID

2588

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D09C3FFA-7EB5-4A2D-A55E-A3229619A2A2

persistent identifier

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treatment provided by

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scientific name

Formica irritans
status

 

20. Formica irritans  HNS  .

F. nigra; antennis, thorace pedunculisque squama ferrugineis.

' Worker. Length 6 lines. Head and abdomen nigro-fuscous; antennae, thorax, and scale of the abdomen, as well as the legs, ferruginous. Elongate and slender, the head ovate; the apex of the scape ferruginous; the clypeus and mandibles dark rufo-piceous. The thorax elongate, compressed, with the prothorax slightly dilated at the sides. Abdomen ovate: the scale incrassate, rounded anteriorly, and truncate behind; the entire insect thinly sprinkled with erect, long, pale pubescence.

Worker ( minor  HNS  ). Length 3 lines. This only differs in having the antennae entirely pale ferruginous.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

This is probably the worker of Formica diligens  HNS  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica