Myrmecia acuta

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Myrmecia acuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. acuta
Binomial name
Myrmecia acuta
Ogata & Taylor, 1991

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Specimen Labels

Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia acuta appears to have a restricted distribution in the Esperance area. I am not totally convinced that M. acuta is a distinct species: several representatives of Myrmecia swalei in the Curtin Ant Collection have a labral process almost as acuminate as that illustrated in Ogata and Taylor (1991), while others have a more broadly trapezoid process, and these extremes are connected by intermediate states in other workers.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • acuta. Myrmecia acuta Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1664, figs. 44, 45 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Heterick B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206.