Myrmica ferganensis

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Myrmica ferganensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. ferganensis
Binomial name
Myrmica ferganensis
Finzi, 1926

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Poorly known. M. ferganensis mainly inhabits mountain meadows and river banks at altitudes over 2000 m where it builds nests in the soil, often under stones.

Identification

A member of the dshungarica group. Similar to Myrmica juglandeti, but differs from it by the weakly developed striae surrounding antennal sockets. Often they are completely absent. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Tien-Shan, Alai, Pamir.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ferganensis. Myrmica laevinodis var. ferganensis Finzi, 1926: 84 (w.) KYRGYZSTAN. [First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp. laevinodis var. ferganensis Karavaiev, 1916: 503; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of ruginodolaevinodis: Sadil, 1952: 241. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Arnol'di, 1976a: 550. Junior synonym of rubra: Tarbinsky, 1976: 40. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Radchenko, 1994a: 41; Radchenko, 1994c: 137 (in key); Radchenko, 1994f: 74. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 133.

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) - Riv. Kirgiz-ata, about 9000 feet, Fergana Prov., summer 1914, leg. B. Svarchevsky. Under stone on river bank. Many workers.

Etymology

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - from the name Fergana with the Latin suffix ensis = place of origin, to indicate that the types were taken in Fergana province of Kyrgyzstan.

References

  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1976a. Ants of the genus Myrmica Latr. from Central Asia and the southern Kazakstan. Zool. Zh. 55: 547-558 (page 550, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species)
  • Finzi, B. 1926. Le forme europee del genere Myrmica Latr. Primo contributo. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 29: 71-119 (page 84, worker described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1916a [1915]. Ants from Gadjatsh district of the government of Poltava and from the Province of Ferghana. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 15: 496-507 (page 503, First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp. laevinodis var. ferganensis; unavailable name.)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1994a. Taxonomic structure of the ant genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Eurasia. Report 1. Zool. Zh. 73(6 6: 39-51 (page 41, Revived from synonymy and raised to species )
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1994d. Identification table for ants of the genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from central and eastern Palearctic. Zool. Zh. 73(7-8 8: 130-145 (page 137, raised to species (in key))
  • Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.
  • Sadil, J. V. 1952 [1951]. A revision of the Czechoslovak forms of the genus Myrmica Latr. (Hym.). Sb. Entomol. Oddel. Nár. Mus. Praze 27: 233-278 (page 241, Junior synonym of ruginodolaevinodis)
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 40, Junior synonym of rubra)