Formica consultans

Walker, F., 1859, Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 4, pp. 370-376: 373

publication ID

2935

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Formica consultans
status

 

Formica consultans  HNS  .

Mas. Nigra, elongata, scitissime punctata, capito parvo antice fulvo, mandibulis minimis, antennis piceis fili-formibus corpore valde brevioribus, scapo brevissimo, abdomine rufescente elliptico fascia media nigra, pedibus testaceis, alis cinereis, latiusculis, venis testaceis, stigmate piceo.

Male. Black, elongate, slightly shining, very finely punctured. Head rather small, tawny in front; mandibles very small. Antennae; piceous, slender, filiform, much shorter than the body; scape very short. Abdomen reddish, elliptical, a little broader than the thorax, with a black middle band. Legs testaceous, slender. Wings cinereous, rather broad; veins testaceous, in structure much like those of Formica exercita  HNS  ; stigma piceous. Length of the body 3 lines; of the wings 5 lines.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica