Formica exercita

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

publication ID

2935

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Formica exercita
status

 

Formica exercita  HNS  .

Faem. Nigra, densissime et scitissime punctata, antennis subfiliformibus, scapo flagelloque apice rufescentibus, clypeo subcarinata incisuris duabus anticis, coxis femoribusque rufis, his apice nigris, alia fuscis, venis nigricantibus, stigmate nigro. Mas. Gracilis, antennis apice rufis, pedibus piceis.

Female. Black, very thickly and finely punctured. Antennae subfiliform; tips of the scape and of the flagellum reddish. Clypeus slightly keeled, with a notch on each side in front. Legs moderately stout; coxae and femora red, the latter with black tips, Wings brown; veins blackish, in structure much like those of Polyrhachis militaris  HNS  ; stigma black. Length of the body 4 lines; of the wings 8 lines. Male. More slender. Antennae slender, red towards the tips. Legs slender, piccous. Length of the body 3 - 1 / 2 lines; of the wings 7 lines.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica