genus Formica

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Noun1.genus Formica - type genus of the Formicidae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Formica rufa, wood ant - reddish-brown European ant typically living in anthills in woodlands
Formica fusca - an ant frequently enslaved
Formica sanguinea, sanguinary ant - slave-making ant widely distributed over the northern hemisphere
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For instance, Microdon (s.s.) mutabilis is associated with ants of the genus Formica (Formicinae), whereas the closely related Microdon myrmicae, which until recently was not separated from M.
Ant mounds have been the subject of numerous studies related to thermal regulation, especially mounds of wood ants of the genus Formica Linne (Frouz 2000; Galle 1973; Horstmann & Schmid 1986).
It is sometimes associated with the local ants of the genus Formica. It is the only ant-like North American jumping spider in which the male chelicerae project forward more than 50% of the carapace length, and in which the female palpal tarsus is dorsoventrally flattened and bent downward distally.