Myrmica latifrons

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Myrmica latifrons
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. latifrons
Binomial name
Myrmica latifrons
Stärcke, 1927

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Synonyms

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: Canada, United States (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Life History Traits

  • Queen number: monogynous (Rissing and Pollock, 1988; Frumhoff & Ward, 1992)

Castes

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • latifrons. Myrmica schencki subsp. latifrons Stärcke, 1927: 84 (w.) U.S.A. Raised to species: Bolton, 1995b: 280. Senior synonym of emeryana: Weber, 1948a: 298; Smith, M.R. 1954d: 138; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 12. [All give latifrons as the junior synonym, but it has priority over emeryana and is the first available name for this taxon: Bolton, 1995b: 280.]
  • emeryana. Myrmica schencki subsp. emeryana Cole, 1942: 368 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. [First available use of Myrmica scabrinodis r. schencki var. emeryana Forel, 1914c: 617; unavailable name.] Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953a: 114 (l.). Subspecies of schencki: Buren, 1944a: 283. Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a: 98; Cole, 1953d: 243. Synonym of latifrons: Weber, 1948a: 298; Smith, M.R. 1954d: 138; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 12. [All these authors give emeryana as the senior synonym, but latifrons has priority and is the first available name for this taxon: Bolton, 1995b: 278.]

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 280, Raised to species: new status)
  • Smith, M. R. 1954d. Concerning type locality and type fixation of the North American ant, Myrmica emeryana Forel. Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 49: 138-140 (page 138, Raised to species: new status: Senior synonym of emeryana)
  • Stärcke, A. 1927. Beginnende Divergenz bei Myrmica lobicornis Nyl. Tijdschr. Entomol. 70: 73-84 (page 84, M. schencki subsp. latifrons; worker described)
  • Weber, N. A. 1948a. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica Latreille with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 41: 267-308 (page 298, Raised to species: new status: Senior synonym of emeryana)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1986g. The ants of Nevada. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, vii + 138 pp. (page 12, Raised to species: new status: Senior synonym of emeryana)

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