Myrmica contigua

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 125

publication ID

8127

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica contigua
status

 

44. Myrmica contigua  HNS  . B.M.

Female. Length 2 lines.-Pale ferruginous: head and thorax opake, the abdomen black and shining, with the first segment and base of the second pale ferruginous; the eyes black. Thorax oblong-ovate, with a central abbreviated carina in front; a dark stain runs from the origin of the wings, passing beneath the post-scutellum; the metathorax unarmed, obliquely truncated, the truncation concave; the apical margins of the second and following segments of the abdomen testaceous.

Hab. Ceylon.

This is probably the female of M. basalis  HNS  , but as they were not received together, it is uncertain.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica