Myopias tasmaniensis

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Myopias tasmaniensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Myopias
Species: M. tasmaniensis
Binomial name
Myopias tasmaniensis
Wheeler, W.M., 1923

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Distribution

Heterick (2009) - Myopias tasmaniensis has been collected just twice from near Manjimup, in the extreme south-west of the SWBP, WA. This species is otherwise known from Eastern Australia (Queensland to Tasmania).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Willey and Brown (1983) - Two collections made by Father Bede Lowery extend the range far to the north in eastern Australia; Minnamurra Falls, near Kiama, New South Wales, nest in soil of very moist forest, behind rock slab set in a vertical bank, 22 Dec. 1959; Cunningham's Gap, southeastern Queensland, at about 600 m in rain forest,. 22 Jan. 1961.

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Nomenclature

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

  • tasmaniensis. Myopias tasmaniensis Wheeler, W.M. 1923e: 177, fig. 1 (w.) TASMANIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964b: 454 (l.). Senior synonym of diadela: Brown, 1953i: 51.
  • diadela. Trapeziopelta diadela Clark, 1934c: 54, pl. 4, figs. 7, 8 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of tasmaniensis: Brown, 1953i: 51.

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