Myrmecia nigriceps Mayr

Clark, J., 1930, New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 43, pp. 2-25: 22

publication ID

6104

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scientific name

Myrmecia nigriceps Mayr
status

 

11. Myrmecia nigriceps Mayr  HNS  . Reedy Hole; Bagot Creek and Alice Springs, one specimen from each; Avers Rock and Illamurta, several specimens from each.

This has been so determined by various entomologists until it was recognised by Wheeler, who described the worker as Myrmecia vindex Smith var. desertorum  HNS  {Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Ausi., xxxix, p. 805, 1915). On examining large series, including the sexes, from various parts of Central and Western Australia, I raised it to the rank of species, Myrmecia desertorum Wheeler  HNS  (Clark, Vie. Naturalist, xlii, p. 143, 1925, [worker, queen, male]).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Myrmecia