Myrmecia tepperi

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Myrmecia tepperi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. tepperi
Binomial name
Myrmecia tepperi
Emery, 1898

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia tepperi is quite similar to Myrmecia michaelseni and Myrmecia rugosa, but can be distinguished by its reduced mandibular dentition (a characteristic of this and the Myrmecia mandibularis species-groups) and the absence of yellow pubescence from the first gastral tergite (present on the second and subsequent tergites).

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.

  • tepperi. Myrmecia tepperi Emery, 1898b: 231, fig. 1 (q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1943: 130 (w.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 253 (l.). Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 130; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 17. See also: Clark, 1951: 172; Ogata, 1991a: 361.

Type Material

  • Syntype, 2 workers, Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia, Harvey,R., ANIC32-017885, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Syntype, queen(s), male(s), South Australia, Australia.

Description

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