Myrmica rigatoi

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

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Specimen Label

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


A member of the inezae group. M. rigatoi has an anterior clypeal margin that is not notched and propodeal lobes that are more rounded than pointed. It is provisional placed in the inezae-group due to the similarity of the shape of petiole and propodeal spines (Radchenko and Elmes 2001b). On the other hand, it clearly differs from M. inezae by the absence of transversal sculpture on the alitrunk. (Radchenko and Elmes 2010)

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Pakistan (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.




Known only from the worker caste.


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

  • rigatoi. Myrmica rigatoi Radchenko & Elmes, 1998: 18, fig. 4 (6-10) (w.) PAKISTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 225.

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


Type Material

Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - Holotype, w, "Pakistan, Changla Gali (between Marree and Nathia Gali) , 2200 m, 16.08.1994, leg. S. Dakatra" (Milan)


Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - this species was dedicated to our friend and colleague Dr. Fabrizio Rigato of Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan.


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. 1998. Taxonomic revision of the ritae species-group of the genus Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Vestnik Zoologii 32(4): 3-27.
  • 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. 2010. Myrmica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 790 pp.
  • 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.
  • Rasheed M. T., I. Bodlah, A. G. Fareen, A. A. Wachkoo, X. Huang, and S. A. Akbar. 2019. A checklist of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Pakistan. Sociobiology 66(3): 426-439.