Myrmica? tarda

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: 115

publication ID

4764

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica? tarda
status

N. S

22. Myrmica? tarda  HNS  , N. S,

Worker, length l- 6 th of an inch; head somewhat triangular, square behind, of same width as thorax; eyes rather small, quite-lateral, somewhat posterior; antenna short, thick, inserted near the mouth; thorax short, square, ending in two spines on each. side; it and the head rough and shagreened; abdominal pedicles much, raised, long, narrow; abdomen triangular, also shagreened; head, thorax, legs, abdominal pedicles brick red; abdomen dusky, dark blue. This is a very curious looking Ant. It lives in holes in the ground in small societies, and feeds on vegetable secretions. It mores very slowly. It is found both in the Carnatic and Malabar.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica