Formica kozlovi

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Formica kozlovi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Formica
Species: F. kozlovi
Binomial name
Formica kozlovi
Dlussky, 1965

Formica kozlovi casent0912248 p 1 high.jpg

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Specimen Labels

In Siberia, this species shows a complex phylogenetic relationship with Formica gagatoides (Chesnokova et al., 2023).


Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 48.896505° to 46.59996°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Mongolia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


This species is a host for the ant Polyergus nigerrimus (a slave maker).


Images from AntWeb

Formica kozlovi casent0913645 d 1 high.jpgFormica kozlovi casent0913645 p 1 high.jpgFormica kozlovi casent0913645 h 1 high.jpgFormica kozlovi casent0913645 l 1 high.jpgFormica kozlovi casent0913645 h 2 high.jpg
Paratype of Formica kozloviWorker. Specimen code casent0913645. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MNHN, Paris, France.


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

  • kozlovi. Formica (Serviformica) kozlovi Dlussky, 1965a: 32 (w.q.) CHINA, MONGOLIA.
    • Status as species: Dlussky, 1967a: 64; Radchenko, 1994b: 113 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 197.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Antonov I. A., and A. S. Pleshanov. 2011. Ecological-geographical features of Myrmicafauna of Baikal Region. Bulletin of the Buryat State. Univ. 4: 104-108.
  • Bayartogtokh B., U. Aibek, S. Yamane, and M. Pfeiffer. 2014. Diversity and biogeography of ants in Mongolia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Asian Myrmecology 6: 1-20.
  • Pisarski B. 1969. Fourmis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de la Mongolie. Fragmenta Faunistica (Warsaw). 15: 221-236.