Myrmica irritans

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 127-128

publication ID

8127

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica irritans
status

 

52. Myrmica irritans  HNS  . B.M.

Worker. Length 1 line.-Pale rufo-testaceous: the head, excepting its mandibles and antennae, the abdomen, excepting its base, being more or less rufo-fuscous; the femora and tibiae in the middle are also darker than the other parts of the legs. Head wider than the thorax or abdomen, very smooth and shining; eyes black and rather prominent. Thorax shining, deeply strangulated in the middle, the metathorax with two short erect acute spines. Abdomen ovate, very smooth and shining, with the base truncated.

Hab. Port Natal.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica