Myrmica ferganensis

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Myrmica ferganensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. ferganensis
Binomial name
Myrmica ferganensis
Finzi, 1926

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Poorly known. M. ferganensis mainly inhabits mountain meadows and river banks at altitudes over 2000 m where it builds nests in the soil, often under stones.


A member of the dshungarica group. Similar to Myrmica juglandeti, but differs from it by the weakly developed striae surrounding antennal sockets. Often they are completely absent. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Keys including this Species


Tien-Shan, Alai, Pamir.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kyrgyzstan (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.

  • ferganensis. Myrmica laevinodis var. ferganensis Finzi, 1926: 84 (w.) KYRGYZSTAN. [First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp. laevinodis var. ferganensis Karavaiev, 1916: 503; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of ruginodolaevinodis: Sadil, 1952: 241. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Arnol'di, 1976a: 550. Junior synonym of rubra: Tarbinsky, 1976: 40. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Radchenko, 1994a: 41; Radchenko, 1994c: 137 (in key); Radchenko, 1994f: 74. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 133.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - Riv. Kirgiz-ata, about 9000 feet, Fergana Prov., summer 1914, leg. B. Svarchevsky. Under stone on river bank. Many workers.


Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - from the name Fergana with the Latin suffix ensis = place of origin, to indicate that the types were taken in Fergana province of Kyrgyzstan.