Myopias emeryi

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Myopias emeryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Myopias
Species: M. emeryi
Binomial name
Myopias emeryi
(Forel, 1913)

Myopias emeryi casent0102465 profile 1.jpg

Myopias emeryi casent0102465 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

They prey upon, and are likely specialized predators of, millipedes. Colonies are known to contain multiple queens.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Images from AntWeb

Myopias emeryi casent0102466 profile 1.jpgMyopias emeryi casent0102466 dorsal 1.jpgMyopias emeryi casent0102466 label 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code casent0102466. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • emeryi. Trapeziopelta emeryi Forel, 1913k: 16, fig. E (w.) INDONESIA (Java).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Java. Buitenzorg (= Bogor), 1911-12 (H.v. Buttel-Reepen).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in Myopias: Bolton, 1995b: 269.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 75; Bolton, 1995b: 269; Probst, Guénard & Boudinot, 2015: 205 (in key).
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Java).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics