Myrmica virulens

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 132

publication ID

8127

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Myrmica virulens
status

 

71. Myrmica virulens  HNS  . B.M.

Worker. Length 2 lines.-Pale reddish-yellow, very smooth

and shining, and thinly sprinkled with erect pale hairs: the club 2-jointed; the vertex faintly depressed in the middle. Thorax deeply strangulated in the middle, the prothorax depressed in the middle. Abdomen: the first node incrassate, rounded above, less elevated and smaller than the second, subglobose.

Hab. Brazil (Ega).

This species is allied to M. saevissima  HNS  . Mr. Bates says, " It is found only in the forest: its formicarium is in the earth, under vegetable debris. Its sting is still more painful than that of M. saevissima  HNS  ."

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica