Myrmecia formosa

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Myrmecia formosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. formosa
Binomial name
Myrmecia formosa
Wheeler, W.M., 1933


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

  • formosa. Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) aberrans subsp. formosa Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 52 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 94; in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j: 19. Subspecies of maura: Brown, 1953j: 19. Raised to species: Clark, 1951: 131; Ogata & Taylor, 1991: 1632 (in key). Senior synonym of haematosticta: Brown, 1953j: 19.
  • haematosticta. Myrmecia (Promyrmecia) aberrans subsp. haematosticta Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 51 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Raised to species: Clark, 1951: 130. Junior synonym of formosa: Brown, 1953j: 19.

Type Material



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.