Myrmecia simillima violacea

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Myrmecia simillima violacea
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Myrmecia forficata)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: Myrmecia simillima violacea
Clark, 1927

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Myrmecia forficata.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • violacea. Myrmecia simillima var. violacea Clark, 1927: 37 (w.) AUSTRALIA. [First available use of Myrmecia forficata r. simillima var. violacea Forel, 1915b: 5; unavailable name (Taylor, 1986: 34).] Junior synonym of rubra: Clark, 1951: 98.