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Species: Myrmecina graminicola   (Latreille, 1802) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica graminicola Latreille, 1802a: 255 (w.q.m.) DENMARK. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Myrmecina bidens, Myrmecina latreillii: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 421; of Myrmecina striatula: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 421; Nylander, 1856b PDF: 96; Forel, 1915d: 20; Donisthorpe, 1915f: 76; Brown, 1951 PDF: 106; of Myrmecina grouvellei: Müller, 1923b PDF: 81; Brown, 1951 PDF: 106; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 54; of Myrmecina kutteri: Brown, 1951 PDF: 106; Baroni Urbani, 1971c PDF: 95; of Myrmecina dentata, Myrmecina gotlandica, Myrmecina oelandica: Rigato, 1999 PDF: 86.

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Locality: Czech Republic, Stroupeč env. Pavel Krásenský (c) 2012


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Tunisia
    Asia: Japan
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Various habitats, nests in soil


(Dutch vernacular name: oprolmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecina graminicola   Forel, A., 1905, Miscellanea myrmicologiques, II (1905)., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 49, pp. 155-185: 179, (download) 179 4001
Myrmecina graminicola   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 68, (download) 68 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 136 times found in Unknown, 91 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 23 times found in Anthropogenic, 17 times found in dry grassland, 15 times found in Forest, 9 times found in Wet grassland, 2 times found in deciduous forest, 5 times found in shrubs, 3 times found in beech forest, 3 times found in mountain deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times under stone, 1 times ground nest, 4 times leaf litter (-10-0 cm), 1 times Eucaliptal, 2 times Base Salix, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times leaf litter (-5-0 cm), 2 times found in fountain, 1 times Bases árboles, 1 times around root, 1 times Among leaf litter, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 109 times Pitfall trap, 38 times Manual catch, 20 times Malaise trap, 16 times search, 14 times Pitfall, 5 times Winkler, 5 times Hand, 4 times sifting of soil samples, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 14 hours, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, 1 times flooding, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 896 meters, 361 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmecina graminicola gotlandica: casent0917028; syntype of Myrmecina graminicola oelandica: casent0917029, casent0917030; syntype of Myrmecina graminicola dentata: casent0913028; type of Myrmecina graminicola: casent0901734

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