Poorly known. It was found in nut forests and dry meadows at altitudes about 1500 m.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
A member of the dshungarica group. Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - A member of the dshungarica complex of the rubra species group (Radchenko and Elmes 2001b). It differs from related species (Myrmica juglandeti, Myrmica ferganensis) by much longer semierect hairs of the scape and legs.
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This species is known only from workers. There was a printing error in Arnoldi's (1976) paper: the holotype is marked by a symbol (Queen) indicating a queen, whereas in fact it is a worker. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- kryzhanovskii. Myrmica kryzhanovskii Arnol'di, 1976a: 551, fig. 6 (w.q.m.) TAJIKISTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 178.
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) - this species was named after Prof. Oleg Leonidovich Kryzhanovski (1918-1997), a famous Russian entomologist and zoogeographer who worked at the Zoological Institute, St.-Petersburg.
- Arnol'di, K. V. 1976a. Ants of the genus Myrmica Latr. from Central Asia and the southern Kazakstan. Zool. Zh. 55: 547-558.(page 551, worker, queen, male described)
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- 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.