Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 114

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Genus 1. MYRMICA  HNS  .

Myrmica  HNS  , Latr. Gen. Crust, et Ins. iv. 131.

The number of joints varying in the different divisions into which the genus is subdivided, the maxillary palpi from 6 to 1, the labial palpi from 4 to 2. Ocelli obsolete in the workers. Females and workers armed with stings; the petiole of the abdomen with two nodes. Pupae usually naked, not enclosed in cocoons, but casting off a thin pellicle on arriving at the perfect condition or imago.