Myrmica scabrinodis (Nylander, 1846)
One of several species of red ant in Nottinghamshire, most of which are common throughout the county. Myrmica scabrinodis nests underground, often in grass tussocks in a range of habitats, although they tend to avoid very dry sites and should not be expected in gardens. Very similar to M. sabuleti, identification really requires examination under a microscope.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Myrmica ruginodis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated January 2022

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