DISTRIBUTION-Formica limata

Sandilands Provincial Forest
(Wheeler et al., 1989)


Key characteristics to the species of Formica neogagates group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1986) )

1.Colour otherwise (Colour of entire body is not uniformly yellowish red)
2.Pronotum without erect hairs (rarely 2 or 3)

  • Photo Credit:Ryan Perry © AntWeb 2002 - 2013
  • Photo Credit:Ryan Perry © AntWeb 2002 - 2013

  • Taxonomic Classification

          Phylum: Arthropoda
          Subphylum: Hexapoda
               Class: Insecta
               Subclass: Pterygota
               Infraclass: Neoptera
                     Order: Hymenoptera
                     Suborder: Apocrita
                     Infraorder: Aculeata
                              Superfamily: Vespoidea
                              Family: Formicidae
                              Subfamily: Formicinae
                              Tribe: Formicini
                                 Genus: Formica
                                 Species: Formica limata

    Specific Biology