Myrmecia

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum : 143

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6297016

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6297016

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scientific name

Myrmecia
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Genus 7. MYRMECIA   HNS .

Formica   HNS , pt., Fabr. Ent. Syst. ii. 363 (1793).

Myrmecia   HNS , Fabr. Syst. Piez. 423 (1804).

Mandibles elongate, porrect, serrated on the inner edge alternately with large and small teeth, tips curved inwards and acute at the apex; maxillary palpi 6-jointed, the labial palpi 4-jointed; antennae filiform, as long as the head and thorax; eyes large, ovate, prominent, situated forwards at the sides of the head, nearly touching the base of the mandibles; ocelli present in all the sexes. Thorax elongate; anterior wings with one complete marginal, three complete submarginal, and two discoidal cells. Abdomen with two ovate nodes in the petiole. Pupae enclosed in cocoons.

This genus of Ants appears to be confined to the continent of Australia and to Tasmania.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae