Myrmica scabrinodis

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Myrmica scabrinodis
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worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Myrmicini
Genus: Myrmica
Species: M. scabrinodis
Binomial name
Myrmica scabrinodis
Nylander, 1846

Myrmica scabrinodis is a Euro-Siberian species of ant. It lives in moderately humid habitats, tolerates soil moisture but also needs direct sunshine. It often inhabits peat bogs. It builds nests in the ground, in grass or moss tussocks, even under stones or in rotten wood. Its colonies are monogynous or have only a few queens and may contain about 2500 workers. This ant species is the main host of the entomopathogenic fungus Rickia wasmannii. Phengaris caterpillars are primary threats of M. scabrinodis with specific species such as Phengaris arion developing a predatory relationship.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sielezniew, Marcin; Dario Patricelli; Izabela Dziekańska; Francesca Barbero; Simona Bonelli; Luca Pietro Casacci; Magdalena Witek; Emilio Balletto (2010). "The First Record of Myrmica lonae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as a Host of the Socially Parasitic Large Blue Butterfly Phengaris (Maculinea)* arion (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)". Sociobiology. 56: 465–475. 
  2. ^ "Myrmica scabrinodis Nylander 1846". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 

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