Myrmecia arnoldi

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Myrmecia arnoldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. arnoldi
Binomial name
Myrmecia arnoldi
Clark, 1951

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Specimen Labels


Myrmecia arnoldi, Myrmecia pavida and Myrmecia rubripes are all closely related and share a similar range.

Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) - Southwestern WA to southern SA.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • arnoldi. Myrmecia arnoldi Clark, 1951: 36, fig. 14 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 246 (l.).

Type Material



  • 2n = 53 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • 2n = 55 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • 2n = 57 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • 2n = 59 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • 2n = 60 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • 2n = 64 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • 2n = 66 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).
  • 2n = 60 (Australia) (Meyne et al., 1995).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.