Formica hayashi

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Formica hayashi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. hayashi
Binomial name
Formica hayashi
Terayama & Hashimoto, 1996

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This species is common in mountainous areas, especially in Baekdudaegan, Korea (Dong & Kim, 2019).


Males of this species can be distinguished from the morphologically similar Formica japonica by the following characteristics (Terayama & Hashimoto, 1996; Dong & Kim, 2019):

  • Posterolateral corners of head rounded in frontal view.
  • Antennal scape long.
  • Absence of erect hairs on the 2nd gastral tergites excepting a row of hairs on the posterior margin.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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This species is a host for the ant Polyergus samurai (a slave maker) (a relatively rare host).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • hayashi. Formica hayashi Terayama & Hashimoto, 1996: 4, figs. 8-12 (w.) JAPAN.