Myrmica puerilis dolens

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Myrmica puerilis dolens
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmica specioides)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: Myrmica puerilis dolens
Stärcke, 1942

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


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

  • dolens. Myrmica puerilis ab. dolens Stärcke, 1942c: xxvii (w.q.m.) NETHERLANDS. Subspecies of bessarabica: Bolton, 1995b: 278. Subspecies of specioides: Seifert, 2002a: 95 (by implication); Radchenko & Elmes, 2004: 229 (by implication). Junior synonym of specioides: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 284; Seifert, 2011: 183.


  • Seifert, B. 2011. A taxonomic revision of the Eurasian Myrmica salina species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Soil Organisms 83: 169-186.