Formica detorquens

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

publication ID

2935

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Formica detorquens
status

 

Formica detorquens  HNS  .

Faem. Nigra, scitissime punctata, capite parvo, antennis subfiliformibus corporis dimidio paullo longioribus, scapo longo, abdomine elliptico, pedibus breviusculis, tarsis testaceis, alis pallide cinercis, venis stigmateque testaceis.

Female. Black, shining, very finely punctured. Head small, a little more than half the length of the body. Antennae nearly filiform; scape much more than half the length of the flagellum. Abdomen elliptical, hardly longer - or brooder than the thorax. Legs short; tarsi testaceous. Wings pale cinereous; veins and stigma testaceous; the former in structure much like those of Tapinoma erratica  HNS  , but the discal areolet is open on the exterior side. Length of the body 13 / 4 line; of the wings 3 Hues.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica