Myrmica fracticornis

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Myrmica fracticornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. fracticornis
Binomial name
Myrmica fracticornis
Forel, 1901



Specimen Label

This species is a host for the xenobiotic ant Formicoxenus provancheri.



Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • fracticornis. Myrmica lobicornis var. fracticornis Forel, 1901e: 371 (in text) (w.) U.S.A. [First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp. scabrinodis var. fracticornis Emery, 1895c: 313; unavailable name.] Weber, 1948a: 280 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953a: 117 (l.). Subspecies of scabrinodis: Wheeler, W.M. 1916m: 587; of lobicornis: Cole, 1942: 368; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, E.W. 1944: 241; Creighton, 1950a: 100. Raised to species: Talbot, 1976: 245; Francoeur, 1977b: 206; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 12.



  • Cole, A. C., Jr. 1942. The ants of Utah. Am. Midl. Nat. 28: 358-388 (page 368, Variety/subspecies of lobicornis)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 100, Variety/subspecies of lobicornis)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 313, First available use of Myrmica rubra subsp. scabrinodis var. fracticornis; unavailable name)
  • Forel, A. 1901j. Variétés myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 334-382 (page 371, M. lobicornis var. fracticornis; worker described)
  • Francoeur, A. 1977b. Synopsis taxonomique et économique des fourmis du Québec (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Qué. 22: 205-212 (page 206, Raised to species)
  • Smith, M. R. 1951c. Family Formicidae. Pp. 778-875 in: Muesebeck, C. F., Krombein, K. V., Townes, H. K. (eds.) Hymenoptera of America north of Mexico. Synoptic catalogue. U. S. Dep. Agric. Agric. Monogr. 2:1-1420. (page 790, Senior synonym of detrinodis)
  • Talbot, M. 1976b [1975]. A list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Edwin S. George Reserve, Livingston County, Michigan. Great Lakes Entomol. 8: 245-246 (page 245, Raised to species)
  • Weber, N. A. 1948a. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica Latreille with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 41: 267-308 (page 280, queen, male described)
  • Weber, N. A. 1948a. A revision of the North American ants of the genus Myrmica Latreille with a synopsis of the Palearctic species. II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 41: 267-308 (page 276, Senior synonym of detrinodis)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, E. W. 1944. The ants of North Dakota. N. D. Hist. Q. 11: 231-271 (page 241, Variety/subspecies of lobicornis)
  • 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, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1986g. The ants of Nevada. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, vii + 138 pp. (page 12, Raised to species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1916r. Formicoidea. Formicidae. Pp. 577-601 in: Viereck, H. L. Guide to the insects of Connecticut. Part III. The Hymenoptera, or wasp-like insects, of Connecticut. Conn. State Geol. Nat. Hist. Surv. Bull. 22:1-824. (page 587, Variety/subspecies of scabrinodis)