Myrmica carbonaria

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

publication ID

8127

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica carbonaria
status

 

50. Myrmica carbonaria  HNS  . B.M.

Worker. Length 1 line.-Coal-black, smooth and shining: the antennae and legs dark rufo-fuscous, scarcely black; the basal joints of the flagellum, the articulations of the legs and the tarsi, pale rufo-testaceous, the claw-joint of the tarsi darkest. Thorax about the same length as the head, with a deep strangulation between the meso- and metathorax, the latter truncate behind, not spined. Abdomen ovate, truncate at the base, pointed at the apex, the nodes elevated and rounded above.

Female. Length 2 lines.-Of the same colour as the worker, differing only in the sexual characteristics of length of thorax and abdomen.

Male. Length 2 lines.-Head and thorax opake black, the legs and abdomen shining; the clypeus, scutellum, and verge of the truncation of the metathorax, shining; wings colourless and iridescent, the costal nervure' and stigma testaceous; abdomen oblong-ovate; the nodes of the petiole transverse, their upper margin subemarginate.

Hab. Madeira. (Coll. T. V. Wollaston, Esq.)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica