Radchenko & Elmes, 1998
Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica rigatoi (Bharti et al., 2016).
A member of the inezae group. M. rigatoi has an anterior clypeal margin that is not notched and propodeal lobes that are more rounded than pointed. It is provisional placed in the inezae-group due to the similarity of the shape of petiole and propodeal spines (Radchenko and Elmes 2001b). On the other hand, it clearly differs from M. inezae by the absence of transversal sculpture on the alitrunk. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)
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Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- rigatoi. Myrmica rigatoi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 18, fig. 4 (6-10) (w.) PAKISTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 225.
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) - Holotype, w, "Pakistan, Changla Gali (between Marree and Nathia Gali) , 2200 m, 16.08.1994, leg. S. Dakatra" (Milan)
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - this species was dedicated to our friend and colleague Dr. Fabrizio Rigato of Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan.
- Bharti, H. & Sharma, Y.P. 2013. Three new species of genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Himalaya. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 16, 123–130.
- 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 18, fig. 4 (6-10) worker described)
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.