Myrmica monticola

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Myrmica monticola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. monticola
Binomial name
Myrmica monticola
Creighton, 1950

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Specimen labels

Myrmica monticola nests under rocks in a range of habitats including dry, open to grassy meadows, open sagebrush and the edges of forested Aspen and fir areas, almost always on sandy soils.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • monticola. Myrmica monticola Creighton, 1950a: 101 (w.m.) U.S.A.
    • [First available use of Myrmica scabrinodis subsp. schencki var. monticola Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 505; unavailable name.]
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953a: 117 (l.).



  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 101, worker, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953a [1952]. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Myrmicini. Psyche (Camb.) 59: 105-125 (page 117, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917a. The mountain ants of western North America. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 52: 457-569 (page 505, First available use of Myrmica scabrinodis subsp. schencki var. monticola; unavailable name.)