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Species Formica subsericea

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Formicini
Genus Formica (Wood ants, mound ants, & field ants)
No Taxon (fusca group)
Species subsericea (Formica subsericea)
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Say, 1836.
"Recognizable by its slightly silky sheen (as the specific epithet suggests) and rounded rear margin of the head." --James C. Trager
"By a considerable margin the most abundant and widely distributed black Formica east of the Rocky Mountains" -- James C. Trager
Internet References
Images at Mississippi Entomological Museum.
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