Manica rubida

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Manica rubida
Montage image of worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Manica
Species: M. rubida
Binomial name
Manica rubida
(Latreille, 1802)

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Specimen Label

Synonyms
At a Glance • Polygynous  
 

Photo Gallery

  • Manica rubida workers and prey item. Photo by Michal Kukla.
  • Manica rubida ergatogyne? Notice brachypterous wings. Photo by Michal Kukla.
  • Nest entrance.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France (type locality), Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Manica rubida for further details


Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • rubida. Formica rubida Latreille, 1802c: 267, pl. 10, fig. 65 (q.) FRANCE. Mayr, 1855: 400 (w.m.); Hauschteck, 1965: 325 (k.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1972b: 236 (l.). Combination in Manica: Jurine, 1807: 279; in Myrmica (Oreomyrma): Wheeler, W.M. 1914d: 118; in Myrmica (Neomyrma): Emery, 1915d: 69 (footnote); in Neomyrma: Bondroit, 1918: 97; in Myrmica (Manica): Emery, 1921f: 43; in Manica: Weber, 1947: 440. Senior synonym of montana: Mayr, 1855: 400; of leonina: Roger, 1859: 252. See also: Ruzsky, 1902d: 29; Stitz, 1914: 70; Emery, 1916b: 121; Finzi, 1926: 81; Stitz, 1939: 68; Bernard, 1967: 125; Kutter, 1977c: 40; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 535 (in key); Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 77.
  • leonina. Myrmica leonina Losana, 1834: 332, pl. 36, fig. 7 (w.) ITALY. Junior synonym of rubida: Roger, 1859: 252.
  • montana. Myrmica montana Labram & Imhoff, 1838, pl. 36, figs. 1-3 (w.q.m.) SWITZERLAND. Mayr, 1853b: 110 (w.q.m.). Junior synonym of rubida: Mayr, 1855: 400.

Description

References

  • Arnol'di, K. V.; Dlussky, G. M. 1978. Superfam. Formicoidea. 1. Fam. Formicidae - ants. Pp. 519-556 in: Medvedev, G. S. (ed.) Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 1. Opredeliteli Faune SSSR 119:3-584. (page 535, see also)
  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 77, see also)
  • Bernard, F. 1967a [1968]. Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp. (page 125, see also)
  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 97, Combination in Neomyrma)
  • Cammaerts, R.; Cammaerts, M.-C. 1985. Un système primitif d'approvisionnement chez Manica rubida (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Actes des Colloques Insectes Sociaux 2:151-157.
  • Emery, C. 1915k. Definizione del genere Aphaenogaster e partizione di esso in sottogeneri. Parapheidole e Novomessor nn. gg. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 19: 67-75 (page 69, Combination in Myrmica (Neomyrma))
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 121, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 43, Combination in Myrmica (Manica))
  • Finzi, B. 1926. Le forme europee del genere Myrmica Latr. Primo contributo. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 29: 71-119 (page 81, see also)
  • Hauschteck, E. 1965. Halbe haploide Chromosomenzahl im Hoden von Myrmica sulcinodis Nyl. (Formicidae). Experientia (Basel) 21: 323-325 (page 325, karyotype described)
  • Jurine, L. 1807. Nouvelle méthode de classer les Hyménoptères et les Diptères. Hyménoptères. Vol. 1. Genève: Paschoud, 319 pp. (page 279, Combination in Manica)
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 40, see also)
  • Latreille, P. A. 1802b. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Crustacés et des insectes. Tome 3. Familles naturelles des genres. Paris: F. Dufart, xii + 467 pp. (page 267, pl. 10, fig. 65 queen described)
  • Mayr, G. 1855. Formicina austriaca. Beschreibung der bisher im österreichischen Kaiserstaate aufgefundenen Ameisen, nebst Hinzufügung jener in Deutschland, in der Schweiz und in Italien vorkommenden Arten. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ver. Wien 5: 273-478 (page 400, worker, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1855. Formicina austriaca. Beschreibung der bisher im österreichischen Kaiserstaate aufgefundenen Ameisen, nebst Hinzufügung jener in Deutschland, in der Schweiz und in Italien vorkommenden Arten. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ver. Wien 5: 273-478 (page 400, senior synonym of montana)
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 63, senior synonym of rhynchophora)
  • Roger, J. 1859. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Ameisenfauna der Mittelmeerländer. I. Berl. Entomol. Z. 3: 225-259 (page 252, senior synonym of leonina)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1902d. Material on the ant fauna of the Caucasus and the Crimea. Protok. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 206(su suppl: 1-33 (page 29, see also)
  • Stitz, H. 1914. Die Ameisen (Formicidae) Mitteleuropas, insbesondere Deutschlands. Pp. 1-111 in: Schröder, C. (ed.) Die Insekten Mitteleuropas insbesondere Deutschlands. Band II, Hymenopteren, 2. Teil. Stuttgart: Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, 256 pp. (page 70, see also)
  • Stitz, H. 1939. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Meersteile nach ihren Merkmalen und nach ihrer Lebensweise. 37. Theil. Hautflüger oder Hymenoptera. I: Ameisen oder Formicidae. Jena: G. Fischer, 428 pp. (page 68, see also)
  • Weber, N. A. 1947b. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica Latreille with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. I. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 40: 437-474 (page 440, Combination in Manica)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1972b. Ant larvae of the subfamily Myrmicinae: second supplement on the tribes Myrmicini and Pheidolini. J. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 7: 233-246 (page 236, larva described)