Myrmica simillima

Smith, F., 1851, List of the specimens of British animals in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. - Hymenoptera Aculeata., London: British Museum: 11-12

publication ID

8200

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:46EA3A18-136C-4CE3-A04D-EAB1BC9DCDA4

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/763914DC-CA7D-F610-7C64-5221C6A2BC0E

treatment provided by

Christiana

scientific name

Myrmica simillima
status

 

Myrmica simillima   HNS   .

Myrmica simillima, Nyland   HNS   . MSS.

Worker (length 3 / 4 - 1 line). Head and thorax pale ferruginous, the legs and antennae more pallid, the coxae a little coloured, the eyes black; the abdomen is rufo- fuscous, pale towards the apex; the head is evenly longitudinally striate; the thorax above is without the usual transverse suture, but is a little compressed at the sides about the middle, and gradually slightly narrowed from the prothorax towards the nodes of the peduncle; the metathorax is truncate at the apex, and the spines are short, broad, and acute; the abdomen is furnished with a few scattered erect hairs.

This species is very much like M. tuberum   HNS   , being of the same size, and resembling some specimens closely in its colour; the Sculpture is however different.

Hab. - Dorset.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica