Myrmica Latreille

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 34-35

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.171144

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DEBCE6E9-17D9-43A3-814B-0C3431DEBF4A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9E2AA724-FFF7-FFF7-FEBF-F99EC648FE13

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Plazi

scientific name

Myrmica Latreille
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Genus Myrmica Latreille 

This is a Holarctic genus of ground­nesting ants, with generalized foraging habits. Like most members of the genus, the California species are found predominantly in temperate habitats such as coniferous forests and montane meadows, but one rare species ( M. rugiventris (M. R. Smith))  occurs in chaparral, oak woodland and coastal scrub. A revision of the Nearctic species is in preparation by AndrĂ© Francoeur.

Species identification: keys in Creighton (1950 a), Wheeler and Wheeler (1986g) and Mackay and Mackay (2002). Additional references: Bolton (1988 a), Evans (1995, 1996a, 1996 b), Francoeur (2005), Radchenko (1994 a, 1994 d), Seifert (1988 b), Weber (1939 b, 1947 b, 1948 a, 1950 c).