Myrmica minuta

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Myrmica minuta
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Solenopsis molesta)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Solenopsis
Species: Myrmica minuta
Say, 1836

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Solenopsis molesta.


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

  • minuta. Myrmica minuta Say, 1836: 294 (w.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of molesta: Emery, 1895c: 277.


  • Karavaiev, V. 1929c. Beitrag zur Ameisenfauna der Wälder in der Umgegend von Brjansk. Zb. Prats Zool. Muz. 7:59-63 [= Tr. Vseukr. Akad. Nauk Fiz.-Mat. Vidd. 13:57-61]. (page 204?, worker, male described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1934. The fauna of the family Formicidae (ants) of the Ukraine. Tr. Inst. Zool. Biol. Vseukr. Akad. Nauk Ser. 1 Pr. Syst. Faun. 1934: 1-164 (page 74, Replacement name: constricta)
  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1976a. Ants of the genus Myrmica Latr. from Central Asia and the southern Kazakstan. Zool. Zh. 55: 547-558 (page 548, Raised to species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1994f. Survey of the species of the scabrinodis group of the genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from central and eastern Palearctic. Zool. Zh. 73(9 9: 75-82 (page 73, Junior synonym of dshungarica)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 670, worker described)
  • Say, T. 1836. Descriptions of new species of North American Hymenoptera, and observations on some already described. Boston J. Nat. Hist. 1: 209-305 (page 294, Unresolved junior primary homonym of minuta)