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Species: Formicoxenus nitidulus   (Nylander, 1846) 

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Formicoxenus nitidulus picea

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Myrmica nitidula Nylander, 1846b PDF: 1058 (w.) FINLAND. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Nylander, 1849 PDF: 34 (q.); Mayr, 1855 PDF: 419 (m.).
Combination in Formicoxenus: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 418.
Senior synonym of Formicoxenus laeviuscula: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 418; of Formicoxenus picea: Francoeur, Loiselle & Buschinger, 1985: 380.


W, Centr. & E SLO


Xenobiotic, in nests of Formica rufa and F. pratensis


(Dutch vernacular name: glanzende gastmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 1 times found in Pine forest, 0 times found in heathlands, 0 times found in mixed forest, 0 times found in closed forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Manual catch, 0 times search, 1 times By hand from surface of Formica polyctena nest, 0 times Pitfall trap

Elevations: collected from 28 - 37 meters, 32 meters average

Type specimens:

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