Myrmelachista ruzskyi

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Myrmelachista ruzskyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Myrmelachista
Species: M. ruzskyi
Binomial name
Myrmelachista ruzskyi
Forel, 1903

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Specimen Labels

Nests arboreally and also forms satellite nests in downed twigs in the leaf litter (Nakano et al. 2012; Fernandes et al., 2018).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ruzskyi. Myrmelachista ruszkii Forel, 1903c: 265 (diagnosis in key) (w.) BRAZIL.
    • [Justified emendation of spelling to ruzskyi: Forel, 1904c: 1.]
    • Combination in M. (Decamera): Emery, 1925b: 33.
    • Combination in M. (Hincksidris): Kempf, 1972a: 150.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 33; Borgmeier, 1927c: 140; Kempf, 1972a: 150; Bolton, 1995b: 276.