Formica fusca Linnaeus, 1758

Guénard, Benoit, Mccaffrey, Katherine A., Lucky, Andrea & Dunn, Rob R., 2012, Ants of North Carolina: an updated list (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 3552, pp. 1-36 : 32

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9FCFA734-B9B0-4C14-A734-01FA49323157

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5258612

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scientific name

Formica fusca Linnaeus, 1758
status

 

Formica fusca Linnaeus, 1758 .

Distribution in North Carolina: All regions of North Carolina. Counties: BN, CB, CT, CA, CR, DU, HE, HO, IR, JA, LI, MA, ME, MI, OR, PM, RW, TR, UN and WK.

Distribution in surrounding states includes Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains ( Cole 1940; possibly doubtful) and Virginia ( Francoeur 1974).

The occurrence of this species in North Carolina is doubtful. Based on the distributions in Francoeur (1973), North Carolina records of F. fusca are probably misidentifications of F. subsericea .

Pseudomyrmex brunneus in Carter (1962b) is doubtful for North Carolina as this species is distributed in Central America ( Ward 1985). This probably represents a misidentification of P. ejectus .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Formica