Myrmica juglandeti

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Myrmica juglandeti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. juglandeti
Binomial name
Myrmica juglandeti
Arnol'di, 1976
Synonyms

Inhabits mainly walnut forests at altitudes between 1000 and 2500 m where it builds its nests in a leaf litter, in soil, often under stones and in tree stumps. A nuptial flight was observed in July-August.

Identification

A member of the dshungarica group. Similar to Myrmica dshungarica and Myrmica ferganensis but differs from them by the shape of petiole, propodeal spines etc. It is a rather variable species with many isolated populations in the mountain regions of Middle Asia. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Tien-Shan and Alai.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • alajensis. Myrmica tianshanica subsp. alajensis Arnol'di, 1976a: 550 (w.) KYRGYZSTAN. Junior synonym of juglandeti: Radchenko, 1994f: 74.
  • juglandeti. Myrmica juglandeti Arnol'di, 1976a: 549, figs. 3, 4 (w.m.) KYRGHYZSTAN. Senior synonym of alajensis, tianshanica: Radchenko, 1994f: 74. See also: Tarbinsky, 1976: 22; See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 158.
  • tianshanica. Myrmica tianshanica Arnol'di, 1976a: 550, fig. 5 (w.m.) KYRGHYZSTAN. Junior synonym of juglandeti: Radchenko, 1994f: 74.

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

Description

Etymology

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - named for the walnut trees (Juglandaceae) with which forests the type specimens were associated.

References

  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1976a. Ants of the genus Myrmica Latr. from Central Asia and the southern Kazakstan. Zool. Zh. 55: 547-558. (page 549, figs. 3, 4 worker, male described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1994h. Survey of the species of the rubra, rugosa, arnoldii, luteola and schencki groups of the genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from central and eastern Palearctic. Zool. Zh. 73(1 11: 72-80 (page 74, Senior synonym of alajensis and tianshabinca)
  • Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 22, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Radchenko A. G., and G. W. Elmes. 2010. Myrmica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 790 pp.