Taxon profile


Red Wood Ant
Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Hymenoptera - bees, ants and wasps »  family Formicidae - ants »  genus Formica »  subgenus Formica

Near Threatened LR/nt


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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Formicoxenus nitidulus (Nylander, 1846)

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Formica rufa angusticeps Stärcke, 1947
subspecies Formica rufa brevisetosa Ruzsky, 1926
subspecies Formica rufa constricta Karavaiev, 1929
subspecies Formica rufa obscurata Santschi, 1925
subspecies Formica rufa rufa Linnaeus, 1761
subspecies Formica rufa rufopratensoides Forel, 1874
subspecies Formica rufa tshugunovi Ruzsky, 1914

Links and literature

CZ Werner P.: Seznam mravenců České republiky [] [as Formica rufa]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2009
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [81325]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN AntWiki 2020 [Formica_rufa]

AntWiki [] [as Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761]
Data retrieved on: 4 April 2020
DE Zootier-Lexikon [6469:hautfluegler-formica-rufa&Itemid=657]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 26 November 2018

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