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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 8, pages 57-63, published December 2016

New data on the distribution and ecology of Myrmica ravasinii Finzi, 1923 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

ALEXANDER RADCHENKO1 *, ZALIMKHAN YUSUPOV2 & YURY KOMAROV3

1Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, B. Khmelnitsky str., 15, Kiev-30, 01-601 Ukraine

2Tembotov Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories of the Kabardino-Balkarian Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Science, Nalchik, 360000, Russia

3North-Ossetian State Natural Reserve, Alagir, Ch. Basieva str., 1, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, 363245, Russia

Article first published online 06/May/2016

DOI: 10.20362/am.008011

© A. Radchenko, Z. Yusupov & Y. Komarov

Abstract: Myrmica ravasinii Finzi, 1923 was formerly recorded from Balkans, Greece, Turkey, and Transcaucasia. We report the first records of this species from the North Caucasus (North Ossetia-Alania and South Ossetia). The taxonomic position, morphological characteristic, modern distribution and ecology of M. ravasinii are discussed.

Keywords:Ants, fauna, taxonomy, morphology, North Caucasus, ecology

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