Myrmica? caeca

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: 116

publication ID

4764

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FB264387-6556-4A30-B9E3-B490D5A1293A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D9FECD94-E298-47D1-BC03-C9046E97811D

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Christiana

scientific name

Myrmica? caeca
status

N. S.

23. Myrmica? caeca  HNS  , N. S. Ocodoma  HNS  ?

Worker, length l- 5 th of an inch; head somewhat oval, rather small; no eyes; antennae short, thick, inserted near the mouth; an oblique groove on each side of forehead for the laying of the antennae; jaws triangular, hooked at the tip, and finely serrated; thorax narrow, of uniform width, granulose, with an elevation pos-teriorly ending in two small spines; abdominal pedicles raised, rounded, pointed backwards, the first the highest; abdomen long, oval; head thorax and legs reddish brown; abdomen glossy brown.

I found this curious Ant only once, under a stone in the Wynaad,

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmica