Myrmica americana

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Myrmica americana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. americana
Binomial name
Myrmica americana
Weber, 1939

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Specimen Label


At a Glance • Polygynous  

 

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  • Worker from Middlebury, Vermont. Photo by Tom Murray.
  • Worker.
  • Typical habitat, Myles Standish State Forest, Massachusetts.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: Canada, United States (type locality).


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Biology

This ant species nests in relatively open areas such as under grass clumps in fields.

Life History Traits

  • Queen number: polygynous (Frumhoff & Ward, 1992)
  • Queen mating frequency: single (Frumhoff & Ward, 1992)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • americana. Myrmica sabuleti subsp. americana Weber, 1939b: 144 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953a: 116 (l.). Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a: 94.

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Description

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