Radchenko & Elmes, 1999
Virtually unknown, except that the type series were found at the altitude 3300m above mean sea level (Bharti et al., 2016).
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) – A member of the pachei group, and is closely related to M. pachei, differing from the latter mainly by a denser sculpture of the head dorsum, by its more abundant, long, thin, fine, curved body hairs and longer hairs on legs, and by the lighter, brownish red colour of the alitrunk, waist and gaster. These two species differ from all other known species of the pachei-group by having only transversal striations on the alitrunk dorsum.
Keys including this Species
Known only from the type locality in Bhutan.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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Males have yet to be collected.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- villosa. Myrmica villosa Radchenko & Elmes, 1999a: 31, fig. 1 (6-12) (w.q.) BHUTAN. See also: Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 318.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype, w, Dechli Palm, 5 km 0 Pelela, 3300 m, 19-20.06.1972 (Natural history Museum Basel Bhutan Expedition, 1972) (Basle); paratypes: 15 w, 1 q with the same label (Basle, London, Kiev, Elmes).
Radchenko and Elmes (2010) - from the adjective villose derived from the Latin word villus = shaggy hair, to describe the pilosity of the body.
- Bharti, H., Sasi, S., Radchenko, A. 2016. Biogeography and ecology of Myrmica species (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in Himalayan regions. Sociobiology 63, 956-975 (DOI 10.13102/sociobiology.v63i3.1145).
- Radchenko, A. G.; Elmes, G. W. 1999a. Ten new species of Myrmica (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from the Himalaya. Vestn. Zool. 33(3): 27-46 PDF (page 31, fig. 1 (6-12) worker, queen described)
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2009. Taxonomic revision of the pachei species-group of the genus Myrmica Latreille. Annales Zoologici (Warszawa) 59: 67-92. PDF
- Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010. Myrmica ants of the Old World. Fauna Mundi 3: 1-789.