Myrmica rigatoi

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

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Specimen Label

Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica rigatoi.

Identification

A member of the inezae group. M. rigatoi has an anterior clypeal margin that is not notched and propodeal lobes that are more rounded than pointed. It is provisional placed in the inezae-group due to the similarity of the shape of petiole and propodeal spines (Radchenko and Elmes 2001b). On the other hand, it clearly differs from M. inezae by the absence of transversal sculpture on the alitrunk. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Pakistan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • rigatoi. Myrmica rigatoi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 18, fig. 4 (6-10) (w.) PAKISTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 225.

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

Description

Type Material

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - Holotype, w, "Pakistan, Changla Gali (between Marree and Nathia Gali) , 2200 m, 16.08.1994, leg. S. Dakatra" (Milan)

Etymology

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - this species was dedicated to our friend and colleague Dr. Fabrizio Rigato of Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan.

References