Formica meritans

Walker, F., 1859, Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 4, pp. 370-376: 371

publication ID

2935

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Formica meritans
status

 

Formica meritans  HNS  .

Mas. Nigra, elongata, nitens, pubescens capite impresso, ore fulvo, antennis piceis filiformibus corpore paullo brevioribus, metathorace elongato transverse impresso, Seg-mentorum abdominalium marginibus posticis rufis, pedibus piceis longiusculis, alis nigro-fuscis, venis stigmateque nigris.

Male. Black, elongate, shining, pubescent. Head with an impression between the ocelli and the base of the antennae. Mouth tawny. Antennae piceous, filiform, a little shorter than the body. Metathorax elongate, slightly impressed across the middle. Peduncle of the abdomen conical. Hind borders of the abdominal segments red. Legs piceous, rather long. Wings blackish brown; veins and stigma black, the former like those of F. exercita  HNS  in structure. Length of the body 5 lines, of the wings 6 lines.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica