Myrmecia testaceipes

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Myrmecia testaceipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. testaceipes
Binomial name
Myrmecia testaceipes
(Clark, 1943)

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Specimen Labels



Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia testaceipes resembles Myrmecia swalei but has reddish brown legs (compared with blackish legs) and a postpetiole that is lighter in colour than the gaster (compared with one that is concolorous with the 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.

  • dixoni. Promyrmecia dixoni Clark, 1943: 135, pl. 16, figs. 77, 78 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 247 (l.). Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 8. Junior synonym of testaceipes: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1666.
  • testaceipes. Promyrmecia testaceipes Clark, 1943: 134, pl. 15, fig. 69 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 17. Senior synonym of dixoni: Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1666.

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