DISTRIBUTION-Formica spatulata

Rathwell, St. Malo, Spruce Wood Provincial Park
(Wheeler et al., 1989)


Key characteristics to the species of Formica microgyna group of Manitoba (Jeff Shaddock (unpublished) and adapted from Wheeler and Wheeler (1963))

1.Femur and tibia with hairs restricted to a double row on the inner surface
2.Scapes always without hairs, except a three or four at the extreme tip

  • Photo Credit:Erin Prado © AntWeb 2002 - 2013
  • Photo Credit:Erin Prado © 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 spatulata

    Specific Biology