Myrmelachista ruzskyi

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Myrmelachista ruzskyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Myrmelachistini
Genus: Myrmelachista
Species: M. ruzskyi
Binomial name
Myrmelachista ruzskyi
Forel, 1903

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Specimen Labels

Nests arboreally and also forms satellite nests in downed twigs in the leaf litter (Nakano et al. 2012; Fernandes et al., 2018).



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -23.51666667° to -25.11944444°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • ruzskyi. Myrmelachista ruszkii Forel, 1903c: 265 (diagnosis in key) (w.) BRAZIL.
    • [Justified emendation of spelling to ruzskyi: Forel, 1904c: 1.]
    • Combination in M. (Decamera): Emery, 1925b: 33.
    • Combination in M. (Hincksidris): Kempf, 1972a: 150.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 33; Borgmeier, 1927c: 140; Kempf, 1972a: 150; Bolton, 1995b: 276.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernandes T. T., R. R. Silva, D. Rodrigues de Souza-Campana, O. Guilherme Morais da Silva, and M. Santina de Castro Morini. 2019. Winged ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) presence in twigs on the leaf litter of Atlantic Forest. Biota Neotropica 19(3):
  • Fernandes T. T., W. Dattilo, R. R. Silva, P. Luna, C. M. Oliveira, and M. Santina de Castro Morini. 2019. Ant occupation of twigs in the leaf litter of the Atlantic Forest: influence of the environment and external twig structure. Tropical Conservation Science 12: 1-9.