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Species: Myrmica specioides   Bondroit, 1918 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Myrmica specioides Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 100 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype worker (by designation of Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 285). Primary type locality: lectotype France: Saint-Affrique. Primary type depository: ISNB. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 64 paralectotype workers, 5 paralectotype queens. Secondary type localities: 15 paralectotype workers, 1 paralectotype queen with same data as lectotype, 1 paralectotype queen Mt Valérein, 11 paralectotype workers Paris, 4 paralectotype workers Paris, 6.5.1917, 1 paralectotype queen Issy-Pes-Moulineaux, 19.ix.1915, 1 paralectotype worker Cahors, 1 paralectotype worker Le Pouligum, 7 paralectotype workers Prades, 12 paralectotype workers Banyuls, 4 paralectotype workers Meriel S. et O., 2 paralectotype workers Sayat, P. de Dôtne, 3 paralectotype workers St Aquan, M. Pic, 1 paralectotype worker Hyéres (de Gaulle), 1 paralectotype queen La Héve, 1.x.1916, 3 paralectotype workers Fonteney aux Roses, v.1915, 2 paralectotype queens Haisans-Saff. Secondary type depositories: ISNB, MSNG. Type notes: 1) Original description also includes syntype males (number not stated). The lectotype was first labelled by Pisarski but never published. 2) Original data merely says “Belgium and France, common throughout”. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 285.
[Misspelled as specivides by Karavaiev, 1934: 77.]
Status as species: Bondroit, 1920a PDF: 146; Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969 PDF: 57; Collingwood, 1971 PDF: 157; Bolton & Collingwood, 1975: 5 (in key); Pisarski, 1975: 12; Kutter, 1977c: 70; Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 79 (in key); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 56; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 53; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b PDF: 268 (in key); Seifert, 1988b PDF: 16 (redescription); Seifert, 1994a PDF: 11; Douwes, 1995: 87; Poldi et al., 1995: 2; Seifert, 1996b: 146 (in key); Espadaler, 1997g PDF: 31; Radchenko et al., 1997: 488; Collingwood & Prince, 1998: 12 (in key); Gallé et al., 1998: 214; Czechowski et al., 2002 PDF: 26; Markó & Csosz, 2002 PDF: 112; Seifert, 2002a PDF: 95; Radchenko & Elmes, 2004 PDF: 229; Bolton, 2005 PDF: 14 (in key); Bračko, 2006 PDF: 139; Güsten et al., 2006 PDF: 29; Markó et al., 2006 PDF: 70; Petrov, 2006 PDF: 88 (in key); Bračko, 2007 PDF: 18; Seifert, 2007: 197; Werner & Wiezik, 2007 PDF: 140; Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009 PDF: 491; Boer, 2010: 58; Lapeva-Gjonova et al., 2010 PDF: 11; Paknia et al., 2010 PDF: 34; Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 284; Seifert, 2011 PDF: 183; Csosz et al., 2011 PDF: 56; Karaman, 2011b PDF: 47; Legakis, 2011 PDF: 5; Borowiec & Salata, 2012 PDF: 524; Czechowski et al., 2012: 96; Czekes et al., 2012 PDF: 46 (in key); Kiran & Karaman, 2012 PDF: 23; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 135; Lebas et al., 2016: 324; Radchenko, 2016: 136; Steiner et al., 2017: 14; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c 10.5281/zenodo.2199191 PDF: 47; Seifert, 2018: 156; Werner et al., 2018 PDF: 7; Bračko, 2019 10.23885/181433262019151-165175 PDF: 172.
Senior synonym of Myrmica nevodovskii: Seifert, 2002a PDF: 95 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2004 PDF: 229 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 284; Radchenko, 2016: 136.
Senior synonym of Myrmica striata: Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 56; Seifert, 2002a PDF: 95 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2004 PDF: 229 (by implication); Güsten et al., 2006 PDF: 29; Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 284; Radchenko, 2016: 136.
Senior synonym of Myrmica sancta tshuliensis: Seifert, 2002a PDF: 95 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2004 PDF: 229 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 284; Radchenko, 2016: 136.
Material of the nomina nuda Myrmica scabrinodis atlantica, Myrmica neglecta referred here by Güsten et al., 2006 PDF: 29.
// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan
    Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Palearctic bioregion

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmica specioides   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38: 34, (download) 34 23045 GoogleMaps
Myrmica specioides   Güsten, R., Schulz, A. & Sanetra, M., 2006, Redescription of Tetramorium forte Forel, 1904 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a western Mediterranean ant species., Zootaxa 1310, pp. 1-35: 29-30, (download) 29-30 21095
Myrmica specioides   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 56-57, (download) 56-57 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 58 times found in dry grassland, 37 times found in heathlands, 27 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 24 times found in Unknown, 10 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 4 times found in university campus, 2 times found in prairie, 7 times found in anthropogenic, 6 times found in shrubs, 5 times found in Forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nuptial flight from hole in ground, 6 times ground foragers, 2 times strays, 2 times foragers on ground, 2 times ground nest, 2 times ground foraging, 1 times combination of all ants collected for BioBlitz, 1 times alates stranded on beach, 2 times on path, 1 times nest in soil, base of pine., 1 times nest in moss, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 100 times Pitfall trap, 40 times search, 47 times Manual catch, 8 times Color trap, 1 times hand collecting.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1000 meters, 285 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1878-07-15 00:00:00.0 and 2022-07-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Leptothorax nevodovskii: casent0917040; Holotype of Myrmica kozakorum: antweb1008450; Lectotype of Myrmica scabrinodis turcica: antweb1008463; Lectotype of Myrmica scabrinodis turcica: casent0913083; paralectotype of Myrmica specioides: antweb1008458, casent0904068; syntype of Myrmica scabrinodis ahngeri: casent0916887; syntype of Myrmica scabrinodis sancta: casent0916890; syntype of Myrmica specioides: casent0900280; syntype of Tetramorium silvestrianum: casent0904830



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