Formica uralensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Formicidae

Scientific Name: Formica uralensis
Species Authority: Ruzsky, 1895

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Social Insects Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)
1986 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Belarus; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Lithuania; Norway; Poland; Russian Federation; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wood ants generally require heterogeneous forest habitat, with some gaps to allow sunlight to reach the lower strata and warm up the ant nests (D. Agosti pers. comm. 1995). It is not clear how well these ants can disperse within fragmented parts of the forest (D. Agosti pers. comm. 1995).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to species in the Formica rufa group come less from direct impacts (e.g., the pupae of rufa group ants were often used as food for pets), and more from changes to their environment (D. Agosti pers. comm. 1995).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Ants from the Formica rufa group are protected by law in many European countries (D. Agosti pers. comm. 1995).

Citation: Social Insects Specialist Group. 1996. Formica uralensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T8647A12925189. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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