Podomyrma macrophthalma

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Podomyrma macrophthalma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Podomyrma
Species: P. macrophthalma
Binomial name
Podomyrma macrophthalma
Viehmeyer, 1925

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Specimen Labels

Podomyrma macrophthalma is occasionally seen in suburban Perth on trees or wooden fence-lines (Heterick 2009).

Identification

Heterick (2009) – A very small Crematogaster -like species usually lacking spines or denticles on the node. One specimen, taken by DEC researchers from the Nuyts Wilderness Area, near Walpole, and referred tentatively to this species, is slightly aberrant and has small, lateral teeth on the node. The propodeal angles in this ant are unarmed (normally small denticles are present).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

WA, NSW.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • macrophthalma. Podomyrma macrophthalma Viehmeyer, 1925a: 25 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

Description

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