Formica fusca specularis

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Formica fusca specularis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Formica dakotensis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: Formica fusca specularis
Wheeler, W.M., 1908

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Formica dakotensis.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • specularis. Formica specularis Wheeler, W.M. 1908g: 408 (q.) U.S.A. [First available use of Formica fusca subsp. subpolita var. specularis Emery, 1893i: 663; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of wasmanni: Wheeler, W.M. 1913f: 464 (Wheeler incorrectly gives seniority to specularis). Junior synonym of dakotensis: Creighton, 1950a: 484.