Myrmecia testaceipes

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

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Synonyms

Identification

Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia testaceipes resembles Myrmecia swalei but has reddish brown legs (compared with blackish legs) and a postpetiole that is lighter in colour than the gaster (compared with one that is concolorous with the gaster).

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.

  • dixoni. Promyrmecia dixoni Clark, 1943: 135, pl. 16, figs. 77, 78 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 247 (l.). Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 8. Junior synonym of testaceipes: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1666.
  • testaceipes. Promyrmecia testaceipes Clark, 1943: 134, pl. 15, fig. 69 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 17. Senior synonym of dixoni: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1666.

Type Material

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