DISTRIBUTION-Formica pergandei

Sandilands Provincial Forest
(Wheeler et al., 1989)


Key characteristics to the species of Formica sanguinea group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1963) )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

          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