Myrmica juglandeti

AntWiki - Where Ant Biologists Share Their Knowledge
Jump to: navigation, search
Myrmica juglandeti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. juglandeti
Binomial name
Myrmica juglandeti
Arnol'di, 1976
Synonyms

Inhabits mainly walnut forests at altitudes between 1000 and 2500 m where it builds its nests in a leaf litter, in soil, often under stones and in tree stumps. A nuptial flight was observed in July-August.

Identification

A member of the dshungarica group. Similar to Myrmica dshungarica and Myrmica ferganensis but differs from them by the shape of petiole, propodeal spines etc. It is a rather variable species with many isolated populations in the mountain regions of Middle Asia. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Tien-Shan and Alai.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

AntMapLegend.png

Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • alajensis. Myrmica tianshanica subsp. alajensis Arnol'di, 1976a: 550 (w.) KYRGYZSTAN. Junior synonym of juglandeti: Radchenko, 1994f: 74.
  • juglandeti. Myrmica juglandeti Arnol'di, 1976a: 549, figs. 3, 4 (w.m.) KYRGHYZSTAN. Senior synonym of alajensis, tianshanica: Radchenko, 1994f: 74. See also: Tarbinsky, 1976: 22; See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 158.
  • tianshanica. Myrmica tianshanica Arnol'di, 1976a: 550, fig. 5 (w.m.) KYRGHYZSTAN. Junior synonym of juglandeti: Radchenko, 1994f: 74.

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

Description

Etymology

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - named for the walnut trees (Juglandaceae) with which forests the type specimens were associated.

References