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Species: Myrmica specioides   Bondroit, 1918 

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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.


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


Mostly xerothermous grasslands, nests in soil


To distinguish Myrmica specioides from M. rubra and M. incompleta in the Pacific Northwest, see:


(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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