Myrmica rufa

Jerdon, T. C., 1851, A catalogue of the species of ants found in southern India., Madras Journal of Literature and Science 17, pp. 103-127: 114

publication ID

4764

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica rufa
status

 

19. Myrmica rufa  HNS  .

Worker, length 9 - 48 th of an inch, head shorter, proportionally, and eyes larger; thoracic spines longer, straighter; 1 st abdominal pedicle longer and less raised than in the last; entirely of a rufous colour. This is a very closely allied species and is found in the same localities as the last. Had I found it in a different tract of country I would have perhaps considered it as a climatal variety, but its large size, and the few points enumerated above lead me to view it as distinct. Its habits are similar.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica