Formica sedula

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: 56

publication ID

2588

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Formica sedula
status

 

15. Formica sedula  HNS  .

F. capite thorace pedibusque opacis nigris, abdomine castaneo.

Worker. Length 5 lines. Head and thorax opake-black, the mandibles and legs shining black; the abdomen chestnut-red. The mandibles smooth at their base, and striated at their apex, with five stout teeth, the flagellum fusco-ferruginous; the head deeply emarginate behind; much wider than the thorax; the thorax compressed; the trochanters and apical joints of the tarsi ferruginous. Abdomen ovate and thinly sprinkled with reddish pubescence; the scale subquadrate; emarginate above, and slightly ferruginous; the head and thorax with a few erect black hairs.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Resembles F. compressa  HNS  , but differs in having much stouter legs, in being pubescent, in having the posterior angles of the head more rounded, and in being pubescent.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica