DISTRIBUTION-Formica pergandei

Sandilands Provincial Forest
(Wheeler et al., 1989)

IDENTIFICATION

Key characteristics to the species of Formica sanguinea group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1963) )

1.Dorsal side of thorax absent of hairs, or with a few on the pronotum only
2.In full-face view the outer edges of the eyes obscure the side of the head (i.e. no space eye and edge of the head)

                       
  • Photo Credit:April Nobile © AntWeb 2002 - 2013
  • Photo Credit:April Nobile © AntWeb 2002 - 2013


  • Taxonomic Classification

    Kingdom:Animalia
          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 pergandei

    Specific Biology

    Habitats: Prairie, oak or oak-pine woodland
    Host - virtually any Formica, but especially F. pallidefulva, fusca groups

    Source: Ant Web