Myrmica ruginodis

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

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6296800

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6296800

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scientific name

Myrmica ruginodis
status

 

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