Myrmecia pulchra

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Myrmecia pulchra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. pulchra
Binomial name
Myrmecia pulchra
Clark, 1929

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms
At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  
 

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Clark (1951) described ergatoid queens in M. pulchra

Nomenclature

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

  • pulchra. Myrmecia pulchra Clark, 1929: 119, pl. 1, fig. 3 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Senior synonym of crassinoda, fallax, murina: Brown, 1953j: 27; Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1629.
  • crassinoda. Myrmecia crassinoda Clark, 1934c: 50, pl. 4, fig. 2 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of pulchra: Brown, 1953j: 27.
  • fallax. Myrmecia fallax Clark, 1951: 79, fig. 57 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of pulchra: Brown, 1953j: 27.
  • murina. Myrmecia murina Clark, 1951: 80, figs. 58-60 (w.q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 251 (l.). Junior synonym of pulchra: Brown, 1953j: 27; Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1629.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1953j. Revisionary notes on the ant genus Myrmecia of Australia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 111: 1-35 (page 27, Senior synonym of crassinoda, fallax and murina)
  • Clark, J. 1929b. Results of a collecting trip to the Cann River, East Gippsland. Vic. Nat. (Melb.) 46: 115-123 (page 119, pl. 1, fig. 3 worker, queen described)
  • Clark, J. 1951. The Formicidae of Australia. Vol. 1. Subfamily Myrmeciinae. CSIRO, Melbourne
  • Ogata, K.; Taylor, R. W. 1991. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a preliminary review and key to the named species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). J. Nat. Hist. 2 25: 1623-1673 (page 1629, Senior synonym of crassinoda, fallax and murina)