Myrmica collingwoodi

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Myrmica collingwoodi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. collingwoodi
Binomial name
Myrmica collingwoodi
Radchenko & Elmes, 1998

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Specimen Label

This species was found at altitudes between 2450-3100 m.

Identification

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) – A member of the boltoni complex of the ritae species group. It differs froin the other species of this complex by its much more finely pundated head dorsum, by the finer sculpture of its alitrunk dorsum, by possession of outstanding hairs on the temples and genae, and by its lighter colour. Additionally, it differs from Myrmica martensi by its distinctly longer propodeal spines, and from Myrmica boltoni by its straight propodeal spines, which are directed backwards and somewhat upwards.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Bhutan (type locality), India.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Males are unknown.

Nomenclature

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

  • collingwoodi. Myrmica collingwoodi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 23, fig. 6 (w.q.) BHUTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 111.

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

Description

Type Material

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - Holotype, w, "Dorjula, 3100 m, 26.06" [Bhutan],."Nat.-Hist. Museum BASLE - Bhutan Expedition 1972, Alk. No 56" (BASLE); paratypes: 9 w, 1 q with the same label (probably same nest) as holotype; 6 w, with the samc label, but date of collecting 6.06; 6 w, "Dorjula, 2450-3100 m, 6.06", "Nat.-Hist. Museum BASLE - Bhutan Expedition 1972, No 24-36" (BASLE, LONDON, KIEV, ELMES).

Etymology

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - dedicated to our good friend, the eminent British entomologist Cedric A. Collingwood, who at the time of writing is one of the oldest active myrmecologists.

References

  • 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 23, fig. 6 worker, queen described)
  • Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.