Formica diffidens

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 diffidens
status

 

Formica diffidens  HNS  .

Faem. Fulva, gracilis, aptera, capite nigro elongato, mandibulis magnis fulvis, antennis fulvis subfiliformibus, metathorace petioloque longis. abdomine nigro elliptico, pedibus posticis piceis, tarsis posticis testaceis.

Female. Tawny, slender, apterous. Head black, elongate. Mandibles large, tawny. Antennae tawny, nearly filiform; scape moderately long. Metathorax and peduncle long. Abdomen black, elliptical, shorter than the thorax. Hind legs piceous; hind tarsi testaceous, long, slender. Length of the body 2 lines. The description is taken from an injured specimen.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica