Myrmica brevispinosa

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Myrmica brevispinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. brevispinosa
Binomial name
Myrmica brevispinosa
Wheeler, W.M., 1917

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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Biology

Castes

Worker
Queen

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • brevispinosa. Myrmica brevinodis var. brevispinosa Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 502 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. [First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp. brevinodis var. brevispinosa Wheeler, W.M. 1907b: 74; unavailable name.] Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953a: 117 (l.). Subspecies of brevinodis: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, E.W. 1944: 241. Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a: 97. Senior synonym of decedens: Weber, 1950b: 198.
  • decedens. Myrmica brevinodis var. decedens Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 503 (w.m.) U.S.A. [First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp. brevinodis var. decedens Wheeler, W.M. 1907b: 75; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of brevispinosa: Weber, 1950b: 198.

Description

References

  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 97, Raised to species)
  • Weber, N. A. 1950c. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica Latreille with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. III. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 43: 189-226 (page 198, Senior synonym of decedens)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, E. W. 1944. The ants of North Dakota. N. D. Hist. Q. 11: 231-271 (page 241, Subspecies of brevinodis)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953a [1952]. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Myrmicini. Psyche (Camb.) 59: 105-125 (page 117, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1907c. Notes on a new guest-ant, Leptothorax glacialis, and the varieties of Myrmica brevinodis Emery. Bull. Wis. Nat. Hist. Soc. 5: 70-83 (page 74, First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp.brevinodis var. brevispinosa; unavailable name)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917a. The mountain ants of western North America. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 52: 457-569 (page 502, worker, queen, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Nielsen M. G. 1987. The ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in northern and interior Alaska. A survey along the trans-Alaskan pipeline and a few highways. Entomological News 98:74-88
  • Nielsen, M.G. 1987. The ant fauna (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) in northern and Interior Alaska. Entomological News 98(2):74-88
  • Weber N. A. 1950. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica Latreille with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. III. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 43: 189-226.
  • Wheeler G. C., and E. W. Wheeler. 1944. Ants of North Dakota. North Dakota Historical Quarterly 11:231-271.
  • Wheeler G. C., and J. Wheeler. 1986. The ants of Nevada. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, vii + 138 pp.
  • Wheeler G. C., and J. Wheeler. 1987. A Checklist of the Ants of South Dakota. Prairie Nat. 19(3): 199-208.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1907. Notes on a new guest-ant, Leptothorax glacialis, and the varieties of Myrmica brevinodis Emery. Bulletin of the Wisconsin Natural History Society 5: 70-83.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1917. The mountain ants of western North America. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 52: 457-569.
  • Wheeler, G.C. and J. Wheeler. 1988. A checklist of the ants of Montana. Psyche 95:101-114
  • Wheeler, G.C. and J. Wheeler. 1988. A checklist of the ants of Wyoming. Insecta Mundi 2(3&4):230-239
  • Wheeler, G.C., J. Wheeler and P.B. Kannowski. 1994. CHECKLIST OF THE ANTS OF MICHIGAN (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE). Great Lakes Entomologist 26:1:297-310
  • Wheeler, G.C., J. Wheeler, T.D. Galloway and G.L. Ayre. 1989. A list of the ants of Manitoba. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba 45:34-49