Myrmica unifasciata

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 120

publication ID

8127

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scientific name

Myrmica unifasciata
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25. Myrmica unifasciata  HNS  .

Formica unifasciata, Latr.  HNS  Hist. Nat. Fourm. 257.

Myrmica unifasciata, Losana  HNS  , Form. Piem. 332.

Nyl. Addit. alt. 44; Form. Fr. et d'Alger. 92. 18.

Schenck, Beschr. Nass. Ameis. 101.

Leptothorax unifasciata  HNS  , Mayr. Form. Austr. 172. 9; Ungar. Ameis. 21. 2.

Hab. France; Germany; Austria; Russia.

The M. unifasciata  HNS  of Nylander is certainly not the unifasciata  HNS  of Smith's Essay, nor have we seen it in any British collection; all the English examples have the antennae pale red, and the fascia on the abdomen extends to, or frequently beyond, the second segment. Latreille may have confounded the two species, but he has not mentioned the dark club of the antennae,-a conspicuous character; the width of the band on the abdomen varies in different specimens, so that it would rather appear that Latreille was describing Schenck's insect, M. cingulata  HNS  ; but we think it best to adopt the nomenclature of Nylander and others.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica