Ogata & Taylor, 1991
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.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- acuta. Myrmecia acuta Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1664, figs. 44, 45 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
- Holotype, worker, Telegraph Hill, Esperance, Western Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Paratype, 12 workers, Telegraph Hill, Esperance, Western Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206. PDF
- Ogata, K.; Taylor, R. W. 1991. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a preliminary review and key to the named species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). J. Nat. Hist. 2 25: 1623-1673 (page 1664, figs. 44, 45 worker described)