Myrmica martensi

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica martensi.

Identification

A member of the boltoni complex of the ritae species group. It is closely related to Myrmica boltoni and differs from it by shorter, upward-pointing and distinctly divergent propodeal spines, by a distinctly shorter petiole and by its more feebly developed sculpture on alitrunk and pedicel.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Nepal (type locality).

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.

  • martensi. Myrmica martensi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 21, fig. 5 (w.q.) NEPAL. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 200.

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 collector, the German zoologist and Himalayan expert, Prof. Jochen Martens of the University of Mainz.

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 21, fig. 5 worker, queen described)
  • Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.