Myrmica afghanica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a new ant species from Afghanistan

  • Radchenko A
  • Elmes G
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Abstract

*[Myrmica afghanica sp.nov. is described and its taxonomic position is discussed in relation to the unique Myrmica fauna of the Himalayan region. The type specimens were collected North of Jäläläbad, Afghanistan, in 1948. Based on 3 workers and a queen, it is most similar to the species of the rubra-group.]

Author-supplied keywords

  • Afghanistan
  • Asia
  • Formicidae
  • Myrmica afghanica
  • Myrmica tibetana: Myrmicinae
  • Palaearctic Region
  • Tibet
  • ant
  • distribution
  • key
  • morphology
  • queens
  • scientific
  • taxonomy
  • workers

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Authors

  • a Radchenko

  • G W Elmes

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