DISTRIBUTION-Formica rubicunda

(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Key characteristics to the species of Formica sanguinea group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1963) )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 with conspicuous hairs on all segments
2.Pubescence on scapes very short, fine and completely appressed to the scape
3.Scale of petiole with a sharp crest and well developed median notch
4.Head usually without blackish tinge

  • 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 rubicunda

    Specific Biology

    Habitats: Mesic brushy prairie, prairie-forest edge; mesic forest where host F. subsericea is abundant

    Source: Ant Web