Formica festina

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: 53

publication ID

2588

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2C201752-D316-5FEF-DF54-DEF831FEB666

treatment provided by

Christiana

scientific name

Formica festina
status

 

5. Formica festina  HNS  .

F. nigra, nitida; flagello fulvo; thoracesubtus, metathorace pedibusque et petiolo pallide ferrugineis; abdomine subtus piceo.

Female. Length 9-10 lines. Black and shining: head oblong-quadrate; the mandibles and anterior margin of the face rufo-piceous; the flagellum fulvous. Thorax: beneath, the sides, the metathorax and the legs, pale ferruginous; wings subhyaline, their nervures ferruginous; scale of the abdomen pale ferruginous, ovate and slightly emarginate above; the posterior margins of the segments of the abdomen, above, pale rufo-testaceous; beneath, entirely pale.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

This species closely resembles the European species F. ligniperda  HNS  -in fact appears to be the exotic form of that insect.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica