Radchenko & Elmes, 1998
Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica martensi (Bharti et al., 2016).
A member of the boltoni complex of the ritae species group. It is closely related to Myrmica boltoni and differs from it by shorter, upward-pointing and distinctly divergent propodeal spines, by a distinctly shorter petiole and by its more feebly developed sculpture on alitrunk and pedicel.
Keys including this Species
Only known from the type locality.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
Check data from AntWeb
Males are unknown.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- martensi. Myrmica martensi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 21, fig. 5 (w.q.) NEPAL. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 200.
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 collector, the German zoologist and Himalayan expert, Prof. Jochen Martens of the University of Mainz.
- Bharti, H., Sasi, S., Radchenko, A. 2016. Biogeography and ecology of Myrmica species (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in Himalayan regions. Sociobiology 63, 956-975 (DOI 10.13102/sociobiology.v63i3.1145).
- Radchenko, A. G.; Elmes, G. W. 1998. Taxonomic revision of the ritae species-group of the genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Vestn. Zool. 32(4): 3-27 (page 21, fig. 5 worker, queen described)
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.