Rossomyrmex proformicarum

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Rossomyrmex proformicarum
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Rossomyrmex
Species: R. proformicarum
Binomial name
Rossomyrmex proformicarum
Arnol'di, 1928

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Specimen labels

At a Glance • Dulotic  

 

Identification

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Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 41.508577° to 41.508577°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

This species is a slave maker for the ant Proformica epinotalis (a host) (D'Ettorre & Heinze, 2001; Ruano et al., 2013; de la Mora et al., 2021).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • proformicarum. Rossomyrmex proformicarum Arnol'di, 1928c: 300, figs. 1-6 (w.) RUSSIA. See also: Arnol'di, 1932a: 319.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Marikovsky P. I. 1979. Ants of the Semireche Desert. [In Russian.]. Alma Ata: Nauka, 263 pp.
  • Schultz, R., A. G. Radchenko, and B. Seifert. "A critical checklist of the ants of Kyrgyzstan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 201-207.