Formica sanguinea


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Noun1.Formica sanguinea - slave-making ant widely distributed over the northern hemisphere
genus Formica, Formica - type genus of the Formicidae
slave-maker, slave-making ant - an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
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Formica sanguinea was likewise first discovered by P.
Formica sanguinea, on the other hand, possesses much fewer slaves, and in the early part of the summer extremely few.
The following records were excluded because of this reason (names as in cited publication): Microdon mutabilis in nests of Lasius niger (Linneaus), Myrmica ruginodis Nylander, and Formica fusca Linnaeus [2]; Microdon eggeri Mik in nests of Lasius niger [2]; Microdon eggeri in nests of Formica sanguinea Latreille [22]; Microdon devius (Linnaeus) in nests of Formica sanguinea and Lasius fuliginosus (Latreille) [23-25]; Microdon devius in nests of Formica fusca, and Formica rufa Linnaeus [25]; Microdon mutabilis in nests of Formica fusca, F.