Myrmica kozakorum

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Myrmica kozakorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. kozakorum
Binomial name
Myrmica kozakorum
Radchenko & Elmes, 2010

Myrmica kozakorum was recently documented in the region stretching from the steppe zone of southern Ukraine to West Siberia and Kazakshtan. It is fairly tolerant of high soil salinity, and normally can be found in relatively wet and shaded places in the steppe region. Colonies are small, containing at most a few hundred workers. Nests are built in the soil (Radchenko and Elmes 2010, Czekes et al. 2012).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Based on its occurrence in the Black Sea region of Southern Ukraine, its presence in Romania is expected primarily in the steppe area of Dobdrudja and in Southern Moldova.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Russian Federation, Ukraine (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • kozakorum. Myrmica kozakorum Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 172, figs. 140-142 (w.q.m.) UKRAINE. Junior synonym of specioides: Seifert, 2011: 183. Status as species: Czekes, et al. 2012: 43 (in key).

Description

References

  • Czekes, Z., Radchenko, A.G., Csösz, S., Szász-Len, A., Táuşan, I., Benedek, K. & Markó, B. 2012. The genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 in Romania: distribution of species and key for their identification. Entomologica romanica 17: 29-50.
  • Seifert, B. 2011. A taxonomic revision of the Eurasian Myrmica salina species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Soil Organisms 83: 169-186.