Myrmecina sinensis

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Myrmecina sinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Myrmecina
Species: M. sinensis
Binomial name
Myrmecina sinensis
Wheeler, W.M., 1921

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Specimen labels

Identification

Zhou et al. (2008) - The species differs distinctly from Myrmecina graminicola by its clypeus completely lacking median tooth, different sculpture and pilosity, posterolateral portion of ventral head surface with longitudinal sculpture.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • sinensis. Myrmecina graminicola subsp. sinensis Wheeler, W.M. 1921c: 539 (w.) CHINA. Raised to species: Zhou, Huang & Ma, 2008: 290.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

References

  • Zhou, S., Huang, J. and L. Ma. 2008. Two new species of the ant genus Myrmecina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a key to Chinese species. Sociobiology. 52:283-291.