Myrmica ruginodis (Nylander, 1846)
A large red ant, common throughout the county and often found nesting under logs or within tussocks of grass. A potential identification feature are the large spines on the Propodeum, but experience is needed and confirmation of identity is best by examination of the area between the spines, which is ridged in M. ruginodis and smooth in M. rubra.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Myrmica ruginodis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018.

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Updated January 2024

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