Myrmecia fulgida

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Myrmecia fulgida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. fulgida
Binomial name
Myrmecia fulgida
Clark, 1951

Curtin University staff and students at Carrabin Nature reserve inspected an active nest of this huge species, near where a specimen was also collected in a pitfall trap (Heterick 2009).


Heterick (2009) - Distinguished by the long, erect setae on the side of the head capsule.

Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia fulgida has been recorded from the western goldfields of WA.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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.

  • fulgida. Myrmecia fulgida Clark, 1951: 73, fig. 52 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Senior synonym of suttoni: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1657.
  • suttoni. Myrmecia suttoni Clark, 1951: 72, figs. 50, 51 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of fulgida: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1657.

Type Material