Myrmica hamulata

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

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Myrmica sabuleti-subsp.-hamulata 22872 22872 had.jpg

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Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 39.021659° to 31.433333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (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.


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This species is a xenobiont for the ant Lasius latipes (a xenobiont).


Images from AntWeb

Myrmica hamulata casent0104834 head 1.jpgMyrmica hamulata casent0104834 profile 1.jpgMyrmica hamulata casent0104834 dorsal 1.jpgMyrmica hamulata casent0104834 label 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code casent0104834. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by UCDC, Davis, CA, USA.


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

  • hamulata. Myrmica sabuleti subsp. hamulata Weber, 1939b: 146 (w.q.m.) U.S.A.
    • Subspecies of sabuleti: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 790.
    • Status as species: Weber, 1948a: 293 (redescription); Creighton, 1950a: 99; Cole, 1953d: 243; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1349; Allred, 1982: 491; Bolton, 1995b: 279; Mackay & Mackay, 2002: 160.



  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 104: 1-585 (page 99, Raised to species)
  • Weber, N. A. 1939b. Description of new North American species and subspecies of Myrmica Latreille (Hym.: Formicidae). Lloydia 2: 144-152 (page 146, Myrmica sabuleti subsp. hamulata; worker, queen, male described.)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Allred D. M. 1982. Ants of Utah. The Great Basin Naturalist 42: 415-511.
  • Allred, D.M. 1982. The ants of Utah. Great Basin Naturalist 42:415-511.
  • Gregg, R.T. 1963. The Ants of Colorado.
  • Mackay W. P., and E. E. Mackay. 2002. The ants of New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 400 pp.
  • Mackay, W., D. Lowrie, A. Fisher, E. Mackay, F. Barnes and D. Lowrie. 1988. The ants of Los Alamos County, New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). pages 79-131 in J.C. Trager, editor, Advances in Myrmecololgy.
  • Yensen, N.P., W.H. Clark and A. Francoeur. 1977. A checklist of Idaho Ants. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 53:181-187