Wood ants, etc.
- Formica (wood ants, etc.) (monophyly uncertain)
- Polyergus (slave-makers)
- Glaphyromyrmex oligocenicus
- Protoformica proformicoides
CharacteristicsThe Formicini are characterized by a single synapomorphy (Bolton 2003):
- Ventral surface of metatibia with two longitudinal rows of stout setae
Agosti, D. 1990. What makes the Formicini the Formicini? Actes des Colloques Insectes Sociaux 6: 295-303.
Agosti, D. 1994. The phylogeny of the ant tribe Formicini, with the description of a new genus. Systematic Entomology 19: 93-117.
Bolton, B. 1994. Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World. 222 pp. Cambridge, Mass.
Bolton, B. 1995. A New General Catalog of the Ants of the World. 504 pp. Cambridge, Mass.
Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. 370 pp. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Vol. 71. Gainesville, FL.
Hölldobler, B. and E. O. Wilson. 1990. The Ants. 732 pp. Harvard University Press.
Wheeler, G. C. & Wheeler, J. 1976. Ant larvae: review and synthesis. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington 74: 1-108.
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