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Species: Myrmecia picta   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmecia picta Smith, 1858a PDF: 146 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myrmecia (Promyrmecia): Clark, 1927 PDF: 39; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943 PDF: 100; in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 14.
See also: Crawley, 1926 PDF: 382; Clark, 1951 PDF: 139; Ogata, 1991a PDF: 360.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecia picta   Forel, A., 1900, Ponerinae et Dorylinae d'Australie. Récoltés par MM. Turner, Froggatt, Nugent, Chase, Rothney, J. - J. Walker, etc., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 44, pp. 54-77: 54, (download) 54 8070
Myrmecia picta   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 146-147, (download) 146-147 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Mallee woodland, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., rural environ., 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Red soil, Box-pine-wattle, 1 times found in Red soil, dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 1 times found in Spinifex-mallee, 1 times found in Box-Colllytris forest, 1 times found in Woodland near lake, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Wandoo trunk, 1 times Tree-trunk, 1 times soil, 1 times on tree, 1 times On mallee stemm, 8am, 1 times On Box, 2pm, 1 times Nothomyrmecia original site, 1 times Nest in soil. Below mallee gum, 1 times Nest in sand, 1 times Ground nest, 1 times Foraging on Eucalypt, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Intercept trap.

Elevations: collected from 120 - 140 meters, 130 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmecia picta: casent0902806, casent0902807

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