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Species: Myrmica specioides

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Myrmica specioides Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 100 (w.q.m.) BELGIUM. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Revived from synonymy: Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969 PDF: 57; Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 56; Seifert, 1988b: 16.
Senior synonym of Myrmica puerilis: Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969 PDF: 57; of Myrmica balcanica: Pisarski, 1975: 12; Kutter, 1977c: 70; Seifert, 1988b: 16; of Myrmica scabrinodoides, Myrmica striata: Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 56.
Junior synonym of Myrmica bessarabica: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 93.
Senior synonym of Myrmica balcanica, Myrmica nevodovskii, Myrmica puerilis, Myrmica sancta, Myrmica scabrinodoides, Myrmica striata, Myrmica tschuliensis: Seifert, 2002A PDF: 95 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2004 PDF: 229 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 284.

Distribution:

Throughout SLO except NE. Introduced into the Pacific Northwest of North America (Washington state).

Biology:

Mostly xerothermous grasslands, nests in soil

Identification:

To distinguish Myrmica specioides from M. rubra and M. incompleta in the Pacific Northwest, see:
http://academic.evergreen.edu/projects/ants/antsofwashington/genera/myrmica/species/rubra/rubra.html

Notes:

(Dutch vernacular name: duinsteekmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Güsten, R., 2006:
Material examined
1 [[worker]], lectotype of T. silvestrianum Emery (hereby designated): „ ManresaSilvestri / Typus / Tetramorium silvestrianum EmeryTypus / Myrmica nec Tetramorium MF[label most likely by B. Poldi] / LectotypusTetramorium silvestrianum Emery des. R. Guesten, A. Schulz & M. Sanetra 2005“ ( MCSN ) ; 1 [[worker]], „ Solden (A.), 9.VII. 20 / Tetramorium silvestrianum Em. var.!, Santschi det. 1926 / Sammlung Dr. F. Santschi, Kairouan ( NHMB )“ .

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in dry grassland, 0 times found in heathlands, 0 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 0 times found in Unknown, 0 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 0 times found in Anthropogenic, 0 times found in shrubs, 0 times found in Forest, 2 times found in prairie, 0 times found in Wet grassland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Pitfall trap, 0 times Manual catch, 9 times search, 0 times Color trap, 1 times hand collecting

Elevations: collected from 5 - 55 meters, 40 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Myrmica scabrinodis turcica: casent0913083; Paralectotype of Myrmica specioides: antweb1008458; paralectotype of Myrmica specioides: casent0904068; syntype of Myrmica specioides: casent0900280; syntype of Tetramorium silvestrianum: casent0904830

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