The two members of the M. cephalotes species group found in WA, Myrmecia callima and Myrmecia hilli, have not been taken in the SWBP by Curtin University staff, but M. callima has been collected at Corrigin and Southern Cross by ANIC researchers. Ants in this group can be distinguished from other Myrmecia by virtue of the non-pectinate tibial spur on their hind leg. (Heterick 2009)
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- callima. Promyrmecia callima Clark, 1943: 125, pl. 14, fig. 36 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 7.
- Syntype, worker(s), Kiata, Victoria, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Clark, J. 1943. A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 13: 83-149 (page 125, pl. 14, fig. 36 worker described)
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206.
- Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 7, Combination in Myrmecia)
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.