Myrmica nearctica

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Myrmica nearctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. nearctica
Binomial name
Myrmica nearctica
Weber, 1939

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Specimen Label

This species is most commonly found in Douglas Fir and Cottonwood forests with fine to course or gravelly sandy soils. Nests are most commonly under rocks or rotten wood on the ground, or occasionally directly in leaf litter. One nest contained fewer than 100 workers.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • nearctica. Myrmica sabuleti subsp. nearctica Weber, 1939b: 148 (w.q.m.) U.S.A.
    • Junior synonym of monticola: Creighton, 1950a: 101.
    • Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Francoeur, 1977b: 206.

Description

References

  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 101, Junior synonym of monticola)
  • Francoeur, A. 1977b. Synopsis taxonomique et économique des fourmis du Québec (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Qué. 22: 205-212 (page 206, Revived from synonymy and raised to species)
  • Weber, N. A. 1939b. Description of new North American species and subspecies of Myrmica Latreille (Hym.: Formicidae). Lloydia 2: 144-152 (page 148, worker, queen, male described)