Myrmica myrmecophila

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Myrmica myrmecophila
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmica sulcinodis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: Myrmica myrmecophila
Wasmann, 1910

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


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

  • myrmecophila. Myrmica myrmecophila Wasmann, 1910: 516 (q., actually Mermis-infested w.) AUSTRIA. Junior synonym of sulcinodis: Boven, 1970a: 130; Seifert, 1988b: 8; Radchenko & Elmes, 2003a: 239; Csősz, 2012: 30.


  • Boven, J. K. A. van. 1970a. Myrmica faniensis, une nouvelle espèce parasite (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bull. Ann. Soc. R. Entomol. Belg. 106: 127-132 (page 130, Junior synonym of sulcinodis)
  • Csősz, S. 2012. Nematode infection as significant source of unjustified taxonomic descriptions in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News, 17, 27-31.
  • Seifert, B. 1988b. A taxonomic revision of the Myrmica species of Europe, Asia Minor, and Caucasia (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Abh. Ber. Naturkundemus. Görlitz 62(3): 1-75 (page 8, Junior synonym of sulcinodis)
  • Wasmann, E. 1910. Nachträge zum sozialen Parasitismus und der Sklaverei bei den Ameisen. [part]. Biol. Centralbl. 30: 515-524 (page 516, ergatoid queen described)