Myrmica microrubra

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Myrmica microrubra
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmica rubra)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: Myrmica microrubra
Seifert, 1993

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Myrmica rubra.


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

  • microrubra. Myrmica microrubra Seifert, 1993: 10, figs. 1, 4 (q.m.) GERMANY. Junior synonym of rubra: Steiner, Schlick-Steiner, Konrad, et al. 2006: 777. See also: Czechowski, Radchenko & Czechowska, 2002: 19; Radchenko & Elmes, 2003a: 236.


  • Buschinger, A. 1997. Vorkommen der sozialparasitischen Ameise Myrmica microrubra in Hessen (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Hessische Faunistische Briefe 16 (4): 49-57.
  • Czechowski, W.; Woyciechowski, M.; Czechowska, W. 1999. Myrmica microrubra Seifert, 1993 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) - an inquiline ant species new to Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 42: 123-126 (page 123, record in Poland)
  • Kvamme, T. 1999. Notes on Norwegian ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Norw. J. Entomol. 46: 19-23 (page 19, Record in Norway)
  • Radchenko, A. G.; Elmes, G. W. 2003a. A taxonomic revision of the socially parasitic Myrmica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Palaearctic region. Ann. Zool. (Warsaw) 53: 217-243 (page 236, see also)
  • Seifert, B. 1993b. Taxonomic description of Myrmica microrubra n sp. - a social parasitic ant so far known as the microgyne of Myrmica rubra (L.). Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 67(5): 9-12 (page 10, figs. 1, 4 queen, male described)


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