Myrmica gracilescens

Smith, F., 1860, Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. (Part Formicidae), Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 5, pp. 57-93: 74

publication ID

2592

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scientific name

Myrmica gracilescens
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2. Myrmica gracilescens  HNS  .

M. rufo-ferruginea, gracileseens ; lævissima et politissima.

Worker. Length 1 line. Rufo-ferruginous, smooth and shining; the tarsi and the basal joints of the flagellum pale rufo-testaceous ; the club of the antennæ 3-jointed; the antennae nearly as long as the body. The metathorax with two short acute spines. Abdomen ovate ; the basal node of the peduncle petiolated, and elevated above the second node, which is ovate-eonical, the first being conical.

Hab. Makassar.

This elegant little ant closely resembles the Myrmica lippula  HNS  of Europe.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica