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Species: Myrmica karavajevi   (Arnol''di, 1930) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Symbiomyrma karavajevi Arnol'di, 1930c PDF: 269, figs. 1-4 (q.m.) UKRAINE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Arnol'di, 1933b PDF: 41.].
Combination in Symbiomyrma: Seifert, 1994a PDF: 15; Seifert, 1996b: 236.
Combination in Sifolinia: Samsinák, 1964 PDF: 156.
Senior synonym of Myrmica pechi: Samsinák, 1964 PDF: 156.
Senior synonym of Myrmica faniensis: Seifert, 1994a PDF: 15.
Senior synonym of Myrmica winterae: Seifert, 1994a PDF: 15.
See also: Kutter, 1973d PDF: 256 (misspelled as Myrmica karawajewi); Collingwood, 1979 PDF: 58; Radchenko & Elmes, 2003a PDF: 231; Radchenko & Elmes, 2010 PDF: 163.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):


"The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe" W. Czechowski, A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska, K. Vepsäläinen

A poorly know obligatory social parasite, workerless inquiline of other Myrmica species; found in nest of M. rugulosa, M. scabrinodis, M. gallienii, M. sabuleti, and M. lonae - all species within the scabrinodis species group. The parasite quenn coexists with the host queen(s), and broods of both species (only worker brood of the host) are produced in infested nests. Everywhere rare. Nupital flight in July and August.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in bogs & fenns.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Manual catch.

Elevations: collected at 1400 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1929-09-29 and 2011-08-22

Type specimens: Holotype of Sifolinia winterae: casent0913087; paratype of Myrmica karavajevi: casent0900286; syntype of Sifolinia winterae: casent0907568

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