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Species: Podomyrma femorata   Smith, 1859 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Podomyrma femorata Smith, 1859a PDF: 145 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Podomyrma convergens: Taylor, 1999 PDF: 174.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
    Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1859, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the Islands of Aru and Key., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 3, pp. 132-158

1. Podomyrma femorataHNS.

P. ferruginea; capite oblongo, oblique striato, thorace abdomineque laevibus nitidis; alis subhyalinis fusconebulosis; femoribus valde incrassatis, basi tenuissimis, femoribus posticis infra compressis.

Female. Length 8 lines. Rufo-testaceous; the mandibles and anterior margin of the face black, the inner margin of the mandibles rufopiceous and armed with six short stout teeth, the apical tooth largest. The head oblong, slightly narrowed posteriorly and emarginate be-

10 * hind, longitudinally striated, the strife diverging from the centre at the anterior ocellus; at half the distance between the posterior ocelli and the margin of the vertex the striae are transverse. Thorax smooth and shining, with scattered fulvous hairs; the wings fusco-hyaline, with a dark fuscous stain occupying the marginal cell and traversing the course of all the nervures; the legs with the femora much incrassated, the posterior pair compressed beneath into a flattened process or keel. Abdomen ovate, smooth, shining, and with a scattered fulvous pubescence; the first node of the petiole rounded in front, narrowed and truncate behind, with a large compressed tooth beneath; the second node subglobose,

Worker major. Length 4 lines. Ferruginous, entirely smooth and shining; the thorax, legs, and abdomen more or less obscure, the femora being usually rufo-piceous; the mandibles striated with their margins black. Thorax nearly flat above, very slightly convex with the sides margined, the anterior margin slightly rounded, the lateral angles produced into small acute spines; a deep strangulation at the base of the metathorax, a little before which the lateral margins are produced into an angular tooth, the metathorax with two short acute spines; the femora thickly incrassate. Abdomen ovate.

Hab. Aru.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in eucalyptus woodland, 1 times found in Rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in tree, 1 times on Eucalyptus trunk.

Elevations: collected from 51 - 400 meters, 225 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Podomyrma femorata: casent0901387, casent0901388; syntype of Podomyrma convergens: casent0908969

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