Myrmecia picta

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 146-147

publication ID

8127

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C86CFDBF-61D9-48EE-9C2E-325FC0462B10

persistent identifier

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treatment provided by

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scientific name

Myrmecia picta
status

 

11. Myrmecia picta  HNS  . B.M.

Worker. Length 4-5 lines.-Black: the mandibles and face before the insertion of the antennae pale reddish-yellow; the anterior legs entirely, and the intermediate and posterior femora and tibiae ferruginous, the posterior femora more or less dusky; the head and thorax opake, with a thin cinereous pile; the head substriate; the carinae between the antennae extending to the anterior ocellus; the posterior margin of the head emarginate. The first node of the peduncle fusco-ferruginous, subglobose and rugose. Abdomen slightly shining, with a thin cinereous pubescence.

Female. Length 5 lines.-Head as in the worker; the meso- and metathorax ferruginous above and at the sides; the legs ferruginous, with the intermediate and posterior coxae black; the posterior femora towards the apex and the base of the tibiae fuscous; the nodes of the petiole ferruginous, the second node fuscous above. Abdomen slightly shining, and thinly covered with cinereous pile and pubescence.

Hab. Adelaide.

This is a very marked and distinct species; only two specimens have been received.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmecia