| Myrmica boltoni|
Radchenko & Elmes, 1998
One worker was collected under rotten wood in a Quercus-Rhododendron forest (P. S. Ward, pers. comm.). All samples were collected at altitudes between 2000 and 3400 m.
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - A member of the boltoni complex of the ritae species group. It differs from all members of the ritae-complex by the much finer rugosity on its body, and by the dull, dense and coarsely punctated surface of its head. From Myrmica collingwoodi it differs by its densely punctated surface of the head dorsum and waist; by the characteristics of its body sculpture M. boltoni resembles Myrmica martensi, but differs from the latter by the distinctly longer and not-divergent propodeal spines, and by the relatively longer and lower petiole.
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Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- boltoni. Myrmica boltoni Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 18, fig. 4 (11-17) (w.) NEPAL. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 104.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - this species was dedicated to our friend and colleague, Dr. Barry Bolton of the British Museum of Natural History, London, the most famous of modern ant taxonomists.
- Radchenko, A. G.; Elmes, G. W. 1998. Taxonomic revision of the ritae species-group of the genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Vestn. Zool. 32(4): 3-27 (page 18, fig. 4, 11-17 worker described)
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.