Formica obscurans

Walker, F., 1859, Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 4, pp. 370-376: 372-373

publication ID

2935

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Formica obscurans
status

 

Formica obscurans  HNS  .

Faem. Nigra, sat gracilis, scitissime punctata, capito longi-quadrato, mandibulis magnis fulvis, antennis corporis dimidio vix brevioribus, scapo longo subclavato, flagello fulvo sub- clavato, mesothorace sublineato, abdomine latiusculo, pedibus pi-ceis, alis albidis, venis stigmateque testaceis.

Female. Black, rather slender, slightly shining, very finely punctured. Head elongate-quadrate; mandibles large, tawny. Antennae; nearly half the length of the body; scape subclavate, about two-thirds of the length of the flagellum; the latter tawny, subclavate. Prothorax and metathorax well developed; mesothorax with a slight middle line. Abdomen broader than the thorax. Legs piceous. Wings whitish; veins and stigma testaceous; the former in structure like those of Tapinoma erratica  HNS  . Length of the body 4 lines; of the wings 6 lines.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica