Podomyrma christae

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Podomyrma christae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. christae
Binomial name
Podomyrma christae
(Forel, 1907)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Similar to Podomyrma libra. Podomyrma christae is an orange ant with a pair of semi-erect denticles on the petiolar node. It lacks the small upright teeth near the promesonotal suture found in P. libra. One example of P. christae recently recovered from a pitfall trap from Eneabba lacks teeth on the node, but is in all other respects identical to typical workers of this species.

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.

  • christae. Dacryon christae Forel, 1907a: 16 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Podomyrma: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 81.

Type Material

  • Dacryon christae Forel, 1907: Syntype, Sydney, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia, museum unknown (prob. MHNG (Geneva) or HNHM (Budapest)).

Description

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