Myrmica martensi

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Myrmica martensi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. martensi
Binomial name
Myrmica martensi
Radchenko & Elmes, 1998

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Myrmica martensi (Bharti et al., 2016).


A member of the boltoni complex of the ritae species group. It is closely related to Myrmica boltoni and differs from it by shorter, upward-pointing and distinctly divergent propodeal spines, by a distinctly shorter petiole and by its more feebly developed sculpture on alitrunk and pedicel.

Keys including this Species


Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Nepal (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Males are unknown.


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

  • martensi. Myrmica martensi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 21, fig. 5 (w.q.) NEPAL. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 200.

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



Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - named for the collector, the German zoologist and Himalayan expert, Prof. Jochen Martens of the University of Mainz.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bharti H. 2011. List of Indian ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Halteres 3: 79-87.
  • Bharti H., S. Sasi, and A. Radchenko. 2016. Biogeography and ecology of Myrmica species (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in Himalayan regions. Sociobiology 63(3): 956-975.
  • Radchenko A. G., and G. W. Elmes. 2001. A taxonomic revision of the ant genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 from the Himalaya (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomologica Basiliensia 23: 237-276.
  • Radchenko, A. G., and G. W. Elmes. "A taxonomic revision of the ant genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 from the Himalaya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Entomologica Basiliensia 23 (2001): 237-276.