Myrmica lobifrons

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Myrmica lobifrons
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. lobifrons
Binomial name
Myrmica lobifrons
Pergande, 1900

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Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 60.837862° to 31.92°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • lobifrons. Myrmica sabuleti var. lobifrons Pergande, 1900: 521 (w.) U.S.A.
    • Subspecies of scabrinodis: Emery, 1921f: 40.
    • Subspecies of lobicornis: Creighton, 1950a: 100; Gregg, 1961: 212; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1350.
    • Junior synonym of fracticornis: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 790; Cole, 1953d: 242 (in text).
    • Status as species: Yensen, Clark & Francoeur, 1977: 182; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 280; Mackay & Mackay, 2002: 163; Coovert, 2005: 37; Ellison, et al. 2012: 288.



  • Carroll, T.M. 2011. The ants of Indiana (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). M.S. thesis, Purdue University.
  • Cole, A. C., Jr. 1953f. Studies of New Mexico ants. IV. The genera Myrmica, Manica, Aphaenogaster, and Novomessor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Tenn. Acad. Sci. 28: 242-244 (page 242, Junior synonym of fracticornis)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 104: 1-585 (page 100, Senior synonym of glacialis)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 104: 1-585 (page 100, Variety/subspecies of lobicornis)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 40, Variety/subspecies of scabrinodis)
  • Gregg, R. E. 1961. The status of certain myrmicine ants in western North America with a consideration of the genus Paramyrmica Cole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 69: 209-220 (page 212, Revived from synonymy as subspecies of lobicornis)
  • Ivanov, K. 2019. The ants of Ohio (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): an updated checklist. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 70: 65–87 (doi:10.3897@jhr.70.35207).
  • Pergande, T. 1900. Papers from the Harriman Alaska expedition. XVII. Entomological results (11): Formicidae. Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci. 2: 519-521 (page 521, M. sabuleti var. lobifrons; worker described)
  • Smith, M. R. 1951c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 778-875 in: Muesebeck, C. F., Krombein, K. V., Townes, H. K. (eds.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2:1-1420. (page 790, Junior synonym of fracticornis)
  • Ward, P.S. 2005. A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 936: 1-68 (page 15, revived status; no longer senior synonym of glacialis)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917e. The ants of Alaska. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 61: 13-23 (page 21, Senior synonym of glacialis)
  • Yensen, N. P.; Clark, W. H.; Francoeur, A. 1977. A checklist of Idaho ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 53: 181-187 (page 182, Raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Carroll T. M. 2011. The ants of Indiana (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Master's thesis Purdue University.
  • Coovert, G.A. 2005. The Ants of Ohio (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Ohio Biological Survey Bulletin New Series Volume 15(2):1-196
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  • Mackay W. P., and E. E. Mackay. 2002. The ants of New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 400 pp.
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