Myrmica kryzhanovskii

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Myrmica kryzhanovskii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. kryzhanovskii
Binomial name
Myrmica kryzhanovskii
Arnol'di, 1976

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Specimen Label

Poorly known. It was found in nut forests and dry meadows at altitudes about 1500 m.

Identification

A member of the dshungarica group. Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - A member of the dshungarica complex of the rubra species group (Radchenko and Elmes 2001b). It differs from related species (Myrmica juglandeti, Myrmica ferganensis) by much longer semierect hairs of the scape and legs.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

This species is known only from workers. There was a printing error in Arnoldi's (1976) paper: the holotype is marked by a symbol (Queen) indicating a queen, whereas in fact it is a worker. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Nomenclature

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

  • kryzhanovskii. Myrmica kryzhanovskii Arnol'di, 1976a: 551, fig. 6 (w.q.m.) TAJIKISTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 178.

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 named after Prof. Oleg Leonidovich Kryzhanovski (1918-1997), a famous Russian entomologist and zoogeographer who worked at the Zoological Institute, St.-Petersburg.

References