Radchenko & Elmes, 1999
Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica ordinaria.
A member of the cachmiriensis complex of the rugosa species group based only on the features of the female castes because they most resemble Myrmica wardi and Myrmica cachmiriensis. Both queens and workers differ from M. wardi by having very finely punctated, more or less smooth surfaces between the rugae of the head and alitrunk; workers differ from those of M. wardi by having a flat (not concave) mesonotal dorsum and from M. cachmiriensis by the much darker colour of their body and relatively longer subdecumbent pilosity on the sides of the head. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)
Keys including this Species
It is known only from the type localities from India (Kashmir) and Pakistan.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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Males have not been collected.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- ordinaria. Myrmica ordinaria Radchenko & Elmes, 1999a: 41, fig. 4 (11-16) (w.q.) INDIA. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 209.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - Holotype, w, “India, Kashmir, Seven Springs. 29.07.86, leg. P. Williams” (London); paratypes: 23 w, 1 g, with the same label as holotype; 6 w, “Pakistan, Kalam, 2300 m, 12.07.94, leg. S. Dakatra” (London, Basle, Milan, Kiev, Elmes).
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - M. ordinaria: name derived from Latin word ordinarius = regular, ordinary, to indicate that this ~pecies falls somewhere in the middle of the range of variation of morphological features for genus Myrmica as a whole and in this sense is ordinary.
- Radchenko, A. G.; Elmes, G. W. 1999a. Ten new species of Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Himalaya. Vestn. Zool. 33(3): 27-46 PDF (page 41, fig. 4 (11-16) worker, queen described)
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.