Myrmica kasczenkoi

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Myrmica kasczenkoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. kasczenkoi
Binomial name
Myrmica kasczenkoi
Ruzsky, 1905

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Specimen Label

M. kasczenkoi is an hemixerophilous species, inhabiting dry and light pine forests and steppes where it nests in the soil, often under stones. Nuptial flights are from August-September. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Identification

A member of the kasczenkoi complex of the lobicornis species group. It is most similar to Myrmica pisarskii by the shape and sculpture of its alitrunk and waist, but differs by the base of the scape having a less angled curve without a vertical lobe or dent. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation (type locality).

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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.

  • kasczenkoi. Myrmica scabrinodis subsp. kasczenkoi Ruzsky, 1905b: 702 (w.m.) RUSSIA. Kupyanskaya, 1990: 113 (q.); Radchenko, 1994g: 82 (w.q.m.). Raised to species: Pisarski, 1969b: 296; Dlussky & Pisarski, 1970: 85; Collingwood, 1976: 302. Material of the unavailable name subaltaica referred here by Radchenko, 1994g: 82. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 166.

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) - this species was dedicated to the collector, the well-known Ukrainian zoologist, one of the founders of the Zoological Museum of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (Kiev), Dr. of medicine and Dr. of zoology, Prof. Nikolai Feofanovich Kasczenko (1855-1935).

References

  • Collingwood, C. A. 1976a. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from North Korea. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 68: 295-309 (page 302, Raised to species)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Pisarski, B. 1970. Formicidae aus der Mongolei. Ergebnisse der Mongolisch-Deutschen Biologischen Expeditionen seit 1962, Nr. 46. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 46: 85-90 (page 85, Raised to species)
  • Kupyanskaya, A. N. 1990a. Ants of the Far Eastern USSR. Vladivostok: Akademiya Nauk SSSR, 258 pp. (page 113, queen described)
  • Lyu, D.-P. 2006. Review of the genus Myrmica in Korea (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 9: 189-202.
  • Pisarski, B. 1969b. 175. Myrmicidae und Formicidae. Ergebnisse der zoologischen Forschungen von Dr. Z. Kaszab in der Mongolei (Hymenoptera). Faun. Abh. (Dres.) 2(2 29: 295-316 (page 296, Raised to species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1994i. Survey of the species of the lobicornis group of the genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from central and eastern Palearctic. Zool. Zh. 73(1 11: 81-92 (page 82, Material of the unavailable name subaltaica referred here.)
  • Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 702, worker, male described)