Radchenko & Elmes, 1998
Virtually unknown, except that this species was found at altitudes ranging 2450-3100m above mean sea level (Bharti et al., 2016).
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) – A member of the boltoni complex of the ritae species group. It differs froin the other species of this complex by its much more finely pundated head dorsum, by the finer sculpture of its alitrunk dorsum, by possession of outstanding hairs on the temples and genae, and by its lighter colour. Additionally, it differs from Myrmica martensi by its distinctly longer propodeal spines, and from Myrmica boltoni by its straight propodeal spines, which are directed backwards and somewhat upwards.
Keys including this Species
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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Males are unknown.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- collingwoodi. Myrmica collingwoodi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 23, fig. 6 (w.q.) BHUTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 111.
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, "Dorjula, 3100 m, 26.06" [Bhutan],."Nat.-Hist. Museum BASLE - Bhutan Expedition 1972, Alk. No 56" (BASLE); paratypes: 9 w, 1 q with the same label (probably same nest) as holotype; 6 w, with the samc label, but date of collecting 6.06; 6 w, "Dorjula, 2450-3100 m, 6.06", "Nat.-Hist. Museum BASLE - Bhutan Expedition 1972, No 24-36" (BASLE, LONDON, KIEV, ELMES).
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - dedicated to our good friend, the eminent British entomologist Cedric A. Collingwood, who at the time of writing is one of the oldest active myrmecologists.
- Bharti, H., Sasi, S., Radchenko, A. 2016. Biogeography and ecology of Myrmica species (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in Himalayan regions. Sociobiology 63, 956-975 (DOI 10.13102/sociobiology.v63i3.1145).
- 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 23, fig. 6 worker, queen described)
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.