Myrmecia clarki

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Myrmecia clarki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. clarki
Binomial name
Myrmecia clarki
Crawley, 1922

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Specimen Labels

This ant is quite common in Banksia woodland around Perth, but has been collected as far north as Ethel Creek in the Pilbara. (Heterick 2009)

Identification

Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia clarki is a small, dark Myrmecia with yellow mandibles.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • clarki. Myrmecia clarki Crawley, 1922b: 432 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 61 (q.); Clark, 1943: 132 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 247 (l.). Combination in M. (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 61; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 132; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 7. See also: Clark, 1951: 174.

Type Material

Description

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