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, on the other hand, possesses much fewer slaves, and in the early part of the summer extremely few.
The genera Harpagoxenus, Polyergus, and Formica sanguinea, which are obligate social parasites, were not considered in these analyses, because, as in other "dulotic" social parasites, Harpagoxenus, Polyergus, and F.