Myrmecia michaelseni

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Myrmecia michaelseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Tribe: Myrmeciini
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. michaelseni
Binomial name
Myrmecia michaelseni
Forel, 1907

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms


Photo Gallery

  • A Myrmecia michaelseni worker found on a breakaway populated with Eucalyptus accedens, in Lupton Conservation Reserve, Brookton, Western Australia. Photo by Farhan Bokhari, 16 April 2011.
  • A Myrmecia michaelseni worker found on a breakaway populated with Eucalyptus accedens, in Lupton Conservation Reserve, Brookton, Western Australia. Photo by Farhan Bokhari, 16 April 2011.

Identification

Heterick (2009) - Myrmecia michaelseni and Myrmecia rugosa are two black Myrmecia with yellow pubescence on the gaster. Myrmecia rugosa can be distinguished by its sculptured postpetiole and canary yellow (as opposed to more orange-yellow) gastral pubescence. These two taxa are not uncommon in the Jarrah-Marri forests of the wetter south-western parts of the State.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • michaelseni. Myrmecia michaelseni Forel, 1907h: 267 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1943: 112 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971d: 250 (l.). Combination in M. (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, W.M. 1933i: 59; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943: 111; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 12. Senior synonym of perthensis: Clark, 1943: 111. See also: Clark, 1951: 204.
  • perthensis. Myrmecia michaelseni var. perthensis Crawley, 1922b: 431 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of michaelseni: Clark, 1943: 111.

Type Material

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 27 (Australia) (Hirai et al., 1996).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149.