(Subfamily Myrmicinae)


The genus Myrmicaria was established by Saunders (1842), and is assigned to the tribe Myrmecinini (Bolton 2003).


Myrmicaria sp., worker, body in lateral view.

Myrmicaria sp., worker, head in full-face view.


Two species have so far been found from Vietnam.

brunnea Saunders [sp. eg-1] Bac Can (Bac Can); Ba Vi NP (Ha Noi); Cuc Phuong NP (Ninh Binh)
vidua F. Smith [sp. eg-2] Da Lat (Lam Dong); Que Phong (Nghe An); Nui Chua (Ninh Thuan); Pu Mat NP (Nghe An); Van Ban (Lao Cai)


Myrmicaria brunnea and vidua inhabit various habitats such as fruit gardens, sparse forest, forest edges and well-developed forests, and nest in soil and often build big mounds with soil particles. Workers scavenge deal animals and also tend homopterans.

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