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Species: Myrmica karavajevi   (Arnol'di, 1930) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Symbiomyrma karavajevi Arnol'di, 1930c PDF: 269, figs. 1-4 (q.m.) UKRAINE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Arnol'di, 1933b PDF: 41.].
See also: Kutter, 1973d PDF: 256 (misspelled as Myrmica karawajewi); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 58; Radchenko & Elmes, 2003A PDF: 231; Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 163.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Palearctic

Biology:

"The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe" W. Czechowski, A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska, K. Vepsäläinen

A poorly know obligatory social parasite, workerless inquiline of other Myrmica species; found in nest of M. rugulosa, M. scabrinodis, M. gallienii, M. sabuleti, and M. lonae - all species within the scabrinodis species group. The parasite quenn coexists with the host queen(s), and broods of both species (only worker brood of the host) are produced in infested nests. Everywhere rare. Nupital flight in July and August.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in bogs & fenns.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Manual catch, 1 times Pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected at 1400 m

Type specimens: Holotype of Sifolinia winterae: casent0913087; paratype of Myrmica karavajevi: casent0900286; syntype of Sifolinia winterae: casent0907568



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