Meranoplus dimidiatus

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Meranoplus dimidiatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Meranoplus
Species: M. dimidiatus
Binomial name
Meranoplus dimidiatus
Smith, F., 1867

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Photo Gallery

  • A Meranoplus dimidiatus worker found near Pannawonica, Western Australia. Photo by Farhan Bokhari, 13 July 2012.
  • A Meranoplus dimidiatus worker found near Pannawonica, Western Australia. Photo by Farhan Bokhari, 13 July 2012.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • dimidiatus. Meranoplus dimidiatus Smith, F. 1867: 527, pl. 26, fig. 8 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973a: 37 (l.).

Type Material

Description

References

  • Smith, F. 1867. Descriptions of new species of Cryptoceridae. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3) 5: 523-528 (page 527, pl. 26, fig. 8 worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1973a. The ant larvae of six tribes: second supplement (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). J. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 8: 27-39 (page 37, larva described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Heterick B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206. 
  • Heterick B. E., B. Durrant, and N. R. Gunawardene. 2010. The ant fauna of the Pilbara Bioregion, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78: 157-167.
  • Taylor R. W. 2006. Ants of the genus Meranoplus F. Smith, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): three new species and others from northeastern Australian rainforests. Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8: 21-29.