Myrmecia tepperi

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Myrmecia tepperi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. tepperi
Binomial name
Myrmecia tepperi
Emery, 1898

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Specimen Labels


Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia tepperi is quite similar to Myrmecia michaelseni and Myrmecia rugosa, but can be distinguished by its reduced mandibular dentition (a characteristic of this and the Myrmecia mandibularis species-groups) and the absence of yellow pubescence from the first gastral tergite (present on the second and subsequent tergites).

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.

  • tepperi. Myrmecia tepperi Emery, 1898b: 231, fig. 1 (q.m.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1943: 130 (w.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 253 (l.). Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 130; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 17. See also: Clark, 1951: 172; Ogata, 1991a: 361.

Type Material

  • Syntype, 2 workers, Mt. Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia, Harvey,R., ANIC32-017885, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Syntype, queen(s), male(s), South Australia, Australia.



  • 2n = 70 (Australia) (Browning, 1987).