Myrmica ruginodis

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 115

publication ID

8127

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica ruginodis
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2. Myrmica ruginodis  HNS  . B.M.

Myrmica ruginodis  HNS  , Nyl. Adno. Mon. Form. Bor. Eur, 929. 2; Addit. Adno. Mon. Form. Bor. Eur. 1052. 19; Form. Fr. et d'Alger. 79.

Foerst. Hym. Stud. Form. 66. 36.

Schenck, Beschr. Nass. Ameis. 77.

Smith, Brit. Form. 116. 2.

Mayr. Form. Austr. 135. 4.

Myrmica vagans, Curtis  HNS  , Trans. Linn. Soc. xxi. 213. 3.

Hab. Britain; France; Germany; Hungary; Finland.

This and the two following species were formerly included under the name of M. rubra  HNS  . Dr. Nylander says the male is identical with the typical specimen of M. vagans  HNS  in the Museum at Kiel, and that the female is the M. rubra  HNS  , the male also standing as the male of M. caespitum  HNS  : this confusion is entirely avoided by adopting the names proposed by Nylander for the three closely allied, but very distinct species. This species would therefore, according to the laws of priority, be the M. rubra  HNS  of Fabricius; but we cannot be certain that it would be so of Linnaeus, who would undoubtedly have included this and two or three of the following species under that name.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica