Myrmecia callima

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Myrmecia callima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. callima
Binomial name
Myrmecia callima
(Clark, 1943)

The two members of the M. cephalotes species group found in WA, Myrmecia callima and Myrmecia hilli, have not been taken in the SWBP by Curtin University staff, but M. callima has been collected at Corrigin and Southern Cross by ANIC researchers. Ants in this group can be distinguished from other Myrmecia by virtue of the non-pectinate tibial spur on their hind leg. (Heterick 2009)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Nomenclature

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

  • callima. Promyrmecia callima Clark, 1943: 125, pl. 14, fig. 36 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 7.

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