Formica pallida

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: 57

publication ID

2588

publication LSID

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scientific name

Formica pallida
status

 

19. Formica pallida  HNS  .

F. pallide testacea laevis nitida sparse pilosa; squamula elongato-ovata.

Worker. Length 2 1/2 - 3 lines. Pale rufo-testaceous, smooth and shining; the head much wider than the thorax, the vertex widely and deeply emarginate; the mandibles dark rufo-piceous; the flagellum and the legs paler than the rest of the body; the thorax compressed behind; the scale narrow and ovate; abdomen subglobose, and thinly sprinkled with long pale hairs; the head and thorax also slightly pubescent.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Some individuals of this species differ from the form described, in having the head and abdomen of a deeper hue; the prothorax is sometimes dark, but all have the scale of the same elongate-ovate form, without any notch above.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica