Myrmica kozakorum

Myrmica kozakorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. kozakorum
Binomial name
Myrmica kozakorum
Radchenko & Elmes, 2010

Myrmica kozakorum was recently documented in the region stretching from the steppe zone of southern Ukraine to West Siberia and Kazakshtan. It is fairly tolerant of high soil salinity, and normally can be found in relatively wet and shaded places in the steppe region. Colonies are small, containing at most a few hundred workers. Nests are built in the soil (Radchenko and Elmes 2010, Czekes et al. 2012).


Keys including this Species


Based on its occurrence in the Black Sea region of Southern Ukraine, its presence in Romania is expected primarily in the steppe area of Dobdrudja and in Southern Moldova.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 47.03333333° to 47.03333333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Russian Federation, Ukraine (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.




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

  • kozakorum. Myrmica kozakorum Radchenko & Elmes, 2010: 172, figs. 140-142 (w.q.m.) UKRAINE. Junior synonym of specioides: Seifert, 2011: 183. Status as species: Czekes, et al. 2012: 43 (in key).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Czechowski W., A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska and K. Vepsäläinen. 2012. The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe. Fauna Poloniae 4. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 1-496 pp
  • Czekes Z., Radchenko, A. G., Csősz, S. Szász-Len, A., Tăuşan, I., Benedek, K., and Markó, B. 2013. The genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Romania: distribution of species and key for their identification. Entomologica Romanica 17: 29-50.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.
  • 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.