Formica familiaris

Smith, F., 1860, Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. (Part Formicidae), Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 5, pp. 57-93: 68

publication ID

2592

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scientific name

Formica familiaris
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4. Formica familiaris  HNS  .

F. rufo-flava  , lævis, nitida; alis subhyalinis , nervuris pallide testaceis ; abdomine cinereo micante vestito.

Female. Length lines. Entirely of a pale reddish-yellow. Head : the sides behind the eyes straight ; the posterior angles rounded, the hinder margin of the vertex slightly emarginate ; the ocelli large and prominent ; the clypeus and mandibles very smooth and shining, the latter with a row of black teeth on their inner margin. Thorax ovate, smooth and shining ; wings subhyaline, the nervures pale testaceous, the discoidal cells obsolete. Abdomen wider than the thorax, covered with a thin, changeable, sericeous pile; the peduncle minute, obliquely inclined and fitting into a cavity at the base of the abdomen.

Hab. Makassar.

This insect bears a strong resemblance to F. flava  HNS  of Europe.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica