Myrmecia dispar

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


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Life History Traits

  • Queen number: monogynous (Rissing and Pollock, 1988; Frumhoff & Ward, 1992)



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

  • dispar. Promyrmecia dispar Clark, 1951: 226, fig. 193 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: Australia: New South Wales, Junee (E.L. Smith), New South Wales, Cowra (W.W. Frogatt).
    • [Note: original description gives no indication which series contains the holotype.]
    • Type-depository: ANIC.
    • Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 8.
    • Status as species: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 8; Taylor, 1987a: 42; Ogata, 1991a: 361; Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1640 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 271; Heterick, 2009: 123.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material


Worker Morphology


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • CSIRO Collection
  • Heterick B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206. 
  • Sinclair J. E., and T. R. New. 2004. Pine plantations in south eastern Australia support highly impoverished ant assemblages (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Conservation 8: 277-286.