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Genus: Myrmecina   Curtis, 1829 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 98 valid species, 1 valid subspecies

Myrmecina Curtis, 1829: 265. Type-species: Myrmecina latreillii, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Myrmecina in Poneridae, Myrmicidae: Smith, 1858a PDF: 132.
Myrmecina in Myrmicidae: Smith, 1871b PDF: 327; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 261.
Myrmecina in Myrmicidae, Myrmicidae: Emery, 1877b PDF: 81.
Myrmecina in Myrmicinae: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 420 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1861 PDF: 73 [Myrmicidae]; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 21 [Myrmicidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 457 [Myrmicidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 61.
Genus Myrmecina references
Smith, 1858a PDF: 132 (diagnosis); Roger, 1863b PDF: 33 (catalogue); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 429 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 21 (diagnosis); Emery, 1882a: 275 (Europe & Algeria species); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 261 (U.S.A. catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 61 (catalogue); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 197 (diagnosis); Emery, 1916a PDF: 171 (Italy species key); Mann, 1919 PDF: 337 (Papuasian species key); Emery, 1924f PDF: 230 (diagnosis, catalogue); Smith, 1948 PDF: 239 (U.S.A. species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 246 (North America review); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 117 (Asia checklist); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 226 (diagnosis); Smith, 1979: 1399 (North America catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 71 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 47 (Australia checklist); Morisita et al., 1992: 54 (Japan species key); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 274 (catalogue); Terayama, 1996b PDF: 31 (Japan species key); Lin & Wu, 1998 PDF: 89 (Taiwan species key); Rigato, 1999 PDF: 83 (West Palaearctic species key); Shattuck, 1999: 147 (Australia synopsis); Zhou, 2001a PDF: 138 (China, Guangxi species key); Radchenko, 2005b PDF: 192 (North Korea species key); Zhou et al., 2008 PDF: 285 (China species key); Shattuck, 2009a PDF: 3 (Australia species key); Terayama, 2009 PDF: 187 (Taiwan species key); Sarnat & Economo, 2012 PDF: 91 (Fiji species key); Deyrup, 2015 10.1653/024.098.0429 PDF: 1204 (North America key); Wong & Guénard, 2016c 10.3897/JHR.50.8652 PDF: 129 (Sundaland species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 216 (brief male diagnosis); Satria & Yamane, 2019 10.31610/zsr/2019.28.1.183 PDF: 191 (Sumatra species key); Sheela et al., 2020 10.25221/fee.403.2 PDF: 19 (India species key); Okido et al., 2020 PDF: 11 (diagnosis, Southeast Asia species key)

Taxon Page Images:

Myrmecina americana nest with brood in varying stages of development. South Bristol, New York, USA.
Image © Alex Wild.


Myrmecina urbanii Tiwari 1994, image taken from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in southern Western Ghats of India. Dr Kalesh Sadasivan 2014

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria, Seychelles, Tunisia
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
    Asia: Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecina   Eguchi, K., Viet, B. T. & Yamane, S., 2011, Generic synopsis of the Formicidae of Vietnam (Insecta: Hymenoptera), Part I - Myrmicinae and Pseudomyrmicinae., Zootaxa 2878, pp. 1-61: 20-21, (download) 20-21 23462
Myrmecina   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 132, (download) 132 8127
Myrmecina   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 34, (download) 34 21008
Myrmecina   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 67-68, (download) 67-68 6175

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