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Species: Myrmica rubra   (Linnaeus, 1758) 

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Myrmica rubra bergi, Myrmica rubra brevinodis, Myrmica rubra brevispinosa, Myrmica rubra bruesi, Myrmica rubra canadensis, Myrmica rubra champlaini, Myrmica rubra decedens, Myrmica rubra detritinodis, Myrmica rubra europaea, Myrmica rubra ferganensis, Myrmica rubra fracticornis, Myrmica rubra frigida, Myrmica rubra glacialis, Myrmica rubra jessensis, Myrmica rubra khamensis, Myrmica rubra korokui, Myrmica rubra kotokui, Myrmica rubra kurokii, Myrmica rubra laevinodis, Myrmica rubra levinodis, Myrmica rubra lobicornis, Myrmica rubra lobicornosulcinodis, Myrmica rubra lobifrons, Myrmica rubra macrogyna, Myrmica rubra microgyna, Myrmica rubra mutata, Myrmica rubra neolaevinodis, Myrmica rubra neolevinodis, Myrmica rubra orientalis, Myrmica rubra ruginodis, Myrmica rubra ruginodo, Myrmica rubra ruginodo-laevinodis, Myrmica rubra ruginodo-levinodis, Myrmica rubra ruginodolaevinodis, Myrmica rubra rugnodis, Myrmica rubra rugulosa, Myrmica rubra rugulososcabrinodis, Myrmica rubra sabuleta, Myrmica rubra sabuleti, Myrmica rubra scabrinodis, Myrmica rubra scabrinodo-lobicornis, Myrmica rubra scabrinodolobicornis, Myrmica rubra schencki, Myrmica rubra schenki, Myrmica rubra silvestrii, Myrmica rubra subalpina, Myrmica rubra sulcinodis, Myrmica rubra sulcinodo-ruginodis, Myrmica rubra sulcinodo-scabrinodis, Myrmica rubra sulcinodoides, Myrmica rubra tenuispina, Myrmica rubra whymperi, Myrmica rubra yoshiokai

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

1 subspecies

Formica rubra Linnaeus, 1758 PDF: 580 (w.) EUROPE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myrmica: Latreille, 1804: 179.
Senior synonym of Myrmica laevinodis (and its junior synonyms Myrmica bruesi, Myrmica champlaini, Myrmica longiscapus): Yarrow, 1955c PDF: 114; Arnol'di, 1970b PDF: 1839; Boven, 1977 PDF}: 115; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 530; Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 52; Seifert, 1988b: 5; of Myrmica europaea: Radchenko, Czechowski & Czechowska, 1997: 483; Czechowski, Radchenko & Czechowska, 2002 PDF: 17; of Myrmica microrubra: Steiner, Schlick-Steiner, Konrad, et al. 2006: 777.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Myrmica rubra khamensis, Myrmica rubra neolaevinodis.


Nearctic Region: Canada, Georgia, Massachusetts, Washington
Neotropical Region: Ecuador
Palearctic Region: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmica rubra   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 52-53, (download) 52-53 6175
Myrmica rubra   Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum: 4, (download) 4 8200
Myrmica rubra   Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum: 10-11, (download) 10-11 8200

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Forest, 0 times found in Anthropogenic, 0 times found in heathlands, 0 times found in Wet grassland, 0 times found in dry grassland, 0 times found in shrubs, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 0 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 0 times found in bogs & fenns, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground nest, 0 times under stone, 0 times under small stone, 0 times ground nest with small mound, 0 times ground nest between grass, 0 times ground foraging, 0 times grassy patch next to road, 0 times foraging on park bench and ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Pitfall trap, 0 times Manual catch, 0 times Color trap, 0 times Malaise trap, 2 times search, 0 times White color trap, 0 times sifting of soil samples, 0 times White pitfall, 0 times Under rock, 0 times beating, 0 times Pyramid trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1050 meters, 296 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmica rubra champlaini europaea: casent0907645; syntype of Myrmica rubra champlaini: casent0904063, casent0907644; type of Myrmica microrubra: focol0722

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