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

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.


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


Tien-Shan and Alai.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan (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.

  • 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.



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