Myrmica americana

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Myrmica americana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. americana
Binomial name
Myrmica americana
Weber, 1939

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Specimen Label


At a Glance • Polygynous  

 

Photo Gallery

  • Worker from Middlebury, Vermont. Photo by Tom Murray.
  • Worker.
  • Typical habitat, Myles Standish State Forest, Massachusetts.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: Canada, United States (type locality).


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Biology

This ant species nests in relatively open areas such as under grass clumps in fields.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • americana. Myrmica sabuleti subsp. americana Weber, 1939b: 144 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953a: 116 (l.). Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a: 94.

Syntype

Description

References

  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 94, Raised to species)
  • Weber, N. A. 1939b. Description of new North American species and subspecies of Myrmica Latreille (Hym.: Formicidae). Lloydia 2: 144-152 (page 144, Myrmica sabuleti subsp. americana Weber; worker, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953a [1952]. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Myrmicini. Psyche (Camb.) 59: 105-125 (page 116, larva described)