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Markó, B.

Year: 2012


Radchenko, A.G. & Elmes, G.W. 2010: Myrmica ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Old World. - Natura Optima Dux, Warsaw, 789 pp.

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 16

Pages: 122

Type of contribution: Book Review

Supplementary material: No


Natura Optima Dux, Warsaw, 789 pp; Hardback, ISBN: 978-83-930773-1-1, Price: € 150.Bálint Markó, Department of Taxonomy and Ecology, Babeş-Bolyai University, 400006 Cluj-Napoca, Clinicilor 5-7, Romania. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Myrmecol. News 16: 122 (online 1 December 2011) Issn 1994-4136 (print), Issn 1997-3500 (online) Received 21 November 2011; accepted 28 November 2011 It is not an easy task to write a monograph on any ant group, especially when the book is about a genus, which, although thoroughly dissected by a plethora of taxonomic works, is still subject to taxonomic debates, while missing types and "blank" regions hinder the process of clarification. Myrmica does not actually seem to be such a genus. Seemingly, it is a well-established group, and there is a more or less general consensus on the morphological characters needed to identify Myrmica species. But when seated in front of a nicely mounted specimen from the Mediterranean region or the Middle…

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Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500