Podomyrma libra

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

Podomyrma libra has been collected from bark debris at the base of eucalypts and on Wandoo trunks (Heterick 2009).

Identification

Heterick (2009) – Similar to Podomyrma christae. Podomyrma libra is an orange ant with a pair of semi-erect denticles on the petiolar node and small, upright teeth near the promesonotal suture. P. christae lacks the latter.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Heterick (2009) - Occurs in drier woodlands of the SWBP, WA.

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.

  • libra. Dacryon liber Forel, 1907h: 275 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Podomyrma: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 83.

Type Material

  • Dacryon liber Forel, 1907: Holotype, probably destroyed in ZMHB (Berlin) in WW II, Eradu, Western Australia, Australia.

Description

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