Podomyrma maligna

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Podomyrma maligna
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. maligna
Binomial name
Podomyrma maligna
(Smith, F., 1865)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • maligna. Myrmica maligna Smith, F. 1865: 72 (q.) INDONESIA (Morotai I.). Combination in Podomyrma: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 473.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Myrmica maligna

Holotype queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “M.” (= Morotai I.).

Description

References

  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 473, Combination in Podomyrma)
  • Smith, F. 1865a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 8: 61-94 (page 72, queen described)