Myrmecia fuscipes

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Myrmecia fuscipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. fuscipes
Binomial name
Myrmecia fuscipes
Clark, 1951

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Specimen Labels

These ants are visual predators. Typical encounters with even a solitary forager shows that they are a formidable and aggressive species.


Myrmecia desertorum, Myrmecia fuscipes, Myrmecia gratiosa, Myrmecia nigriceps and Myrmecia vindex are all large to very large, reddish ants with red, brown or black heads and a black gaster.

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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • fuscipes. Myrmecia fuscipes Clark, 1951: 62, fig. 39 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of desertorum: Brown, 1953j: 25. Revived from synonymy: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1657.

Type Material