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Formica rufa
(red ant)

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Formica rufa (red ant)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Formica rufa
  • Preferred Common Name
  • red ant
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Formica rufa Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • red ant

International Common Names

  • English: wood ant
  • Spanish: hormiga rojonegra
  • French: fourmi rouge

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: stor rød skovmyre
  • Finland: punamuurahainen
  • Germany: Waldameise, Rote
  • Italy: Formica rossa; Grande formica rossa dei boschi
  • Netherlands: Boschmier, rode
  • Norway: skogmaur
  • Sweden: stackmyra

EPPO code

  • FORMRU (Formica rufa)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hymenoptera
  •                         Family: Formicidae
  •                             Genus: Formica
  •                                 Species: Formica rufa

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

IndiaPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent

Central America and Caribbean

SabaPresentCAB Abstracts

Europe

BelgiumPresentCAB Abstracts
BulgariaPresent
Czechoslovakia (former)PresentCAB Abstracts
FinlandPresent
Former USSRPresentCAB Abstracts
GermanyPresentCAB Abstracts
ItalyPresentCAB Abstracts
LithuaniaPresent
NetherlandsPresent
PolandPresent
RomaniaPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
Russian FederationPresentCAB Abstracts
-SiberiaPresentCAB Abstracts
SpainPresent
SwitzerlandPresentCAB Abstracts
UKPresentCAB Abstracts
-England and WalesUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
UkrainePresentGreathead pers. comm
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)PresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001

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