Myopias bidens

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Myopias bidens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Myopias
Species: M. bidens
Binomial name
Myopias bidens
(Emery, 1900)

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Specimen Labels


In Thailand Myopias bidens is distributed from lowland to highland in various types of forests (swamp forest, evergreen forest, dry evergreen forest and hill evergreen forest) and within both primary and secondary forests. All colonies of M. bidens were large, with up to a thousand workers, and nesting in rotten wood in an advanced stage of decomposition. (Jaitrong, Tasen & Guénard, 2018)


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Philippines.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • bidens. Trapeziopelta bidens Emery, 1900c: 313 (diagnosis in key) (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). [Also described as new by Emery, 1900d: 664.] Combination in Myopias: Bolton, 1995b: 269. Current subspecies: nominal plus polita.