Myrmica globularia

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 131

publication ID

8127

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica globularia
status

 

68. Myrmica globularia  HNS  .

Worker. Length 1 line.-Pale rufo-testaceous, very smooth and shining, with a rufo-fuscous band on the first segment of the abdomen, the basal and apical margins pale. Head rather wider than the thorax or abdomen, the thorax strangulated in the middle, the metathorax without spines. The first node of the petiole compressed, its upper margin rounded; the second node large and globular, much larger than is usual in the genus.

Female. Length 1 3/4 line.-Rather darker red than the worker: the thorax oblong-ovate; the wings hyaline and beautifully iridescent; the nodes of the petiole of the same relative proportions as in the workers; abdomen oblong-ovate, rufo-fuscous, with the base and the apical margins of the segments pale rufo-testaceous.

Male. Length 1 1/4 line.-Jet-black, with the antennae and legs pale testaceous; wings clear hyaline and beautifully iridescent.

Hab. Brazil. (Coll. F. Smith.)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica