MYRMECINA

(Subfamily Myrmicinae)

Taxonomy

The genus Myrmecina was established by Curtis (1892), and is assigned to the tribe Myrmecinini together with Acanthomyrmex, Pristomyrmex and Perissomyrmex (Bolton 2003).

Images


Myrmecina sp. eg-3, worker, body in lateral view.


Myrmecina sp. eg-3, worker, head in full-face view.

Distribution

Five species have so far been found from Vietnam.

sp. eg-1 Ba Be NP (Bac Can); Tay Yen Tu NP (Bac Giang); Van Ban (Lao Cai)
sp. eg-2 Ba Be NP (Bac Can)
sp. eg-3 Cuc Phuong NP (Ninh Binh); Pu Mat NP (Nghe An); Tay Yen Tu NP (Bac Giang)
sp. eg-4 Nam Cat Tien NP (Dong Nai)
sp. eg-5 Van Ban (Lao Cai)

Bionomics

Colonies of Myrmecina species are found in litter and soil.

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