Ogata & Taylor, 1991
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
Keys including this Species
Heterick (2009) - The usual range of the hirsute Myrmecia erecta, according to its authors (Ogata and Taylor 1991), has a distribution ranging from south-eastern WA through to the southern gulfs of SA. However, the Curtin Ant Collection has a specimen, apparently of that species, that was collected at Karragullen, near Perth.
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: -31.35° to -35.28333333°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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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.
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.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- erecta. Myrmecia erecta Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1655, figs. 41-43 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA (South Australia, Western Australia).
- Type-material: holotype worker, 36 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen.
- Type-locality: Australia: South Australia, Stenhouse Bay (35°17’S, 136°57’E), 14.x.1972 (B.B. Lowery); paratypes: 14 workers with same data, 8 workers South Australia, 41 km. W by S Nullarbor (31/131), 24.x.1977, nos 77.651, 652 (R.W. Taylor), 4 workers South Australia, Lake Gilles CP (33/136), 15.xii.1981, M177 (G.P. Browning), 2 workers South Australia, Marble Hill (34/138), 26.ii.1979, M1 (G.P. Browning), 1 queen South Australia, Lake Booney, Pelican Point, (34/140), 2.iv.1981, M265 (G.P. Browning), 1 worker South Australia, Cambrai (34/139), 16.x.1972 (P.J.M. Greenslade), 2 workers same data but 17.iii.1972 (P.J.M. Greenslade), 5 workers Western Australia, 10-25 km. N Junana Rock on Balladonia Road (33/123), 26.x.1977, nos 77.672, 77.673 (R.W. Taylor).
- Type-depositories: ANIC (holotype); ANIC, BMNH, MCZC, MHNG, SAMA, WAMP (paratypes).
- Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 271; Heterick, 2009: 120.
- Distribution: Australia.
- Holotype, worker, Stenhouse Bay, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Paratype, 14 workers, Stenhouse Bay, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Paratype, numerous workers, South Australia and Western Australia, Australia, various museums.
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206.
- Heterick, B.E. 2021. A guide to the ants of Western Australia. Part I: Systematics. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 86, 1-245 (doi:10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245).
- Heterick, B.E. 2022. A guide to the ants of Western Australia. Part II: Distribution and biology. Records of the Western Australian Museum, supplement 86: 247-510 (doi:10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2022.247-510).
- Ogata, K.; Taylor, R. W. 1991. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a preliminary review and key to the named species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). J. Nat. Hist. 2 25: 1623-1673 (page 1665, figs. 41-43 worker, queen described)
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Ogata K. and Taylor R.W. 1991. Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a preliminary review and key to the named species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae), Journal of Natural History, 25: 1623-1673