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Species: Myrmecia pilosula   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myrmecia (Halmamyrmecia): Wheeler, 1922c PDF: 195; in Myrmecia (Promyrmecia): Wheeler, 1933i: 56; in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943 PDF: 109; in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j PDF: 6.
Senior synonym of Myrmecia ruginoda: Brown, 1953j PDF: 6.
Taylor, 2015 PDF: 505 (lectotype designation).


Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Oceania, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecia pilosula   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 729, (download) 729 4445
Myrmecia pilosula   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 146, (download) 146 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 0 times found in Mallee, 0 times found in Nest open grassland no mound, 0 times found in Mallee scrub, 0 times found in Coastal scrub, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll for., 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll forest, red basaltic soil, 0 times found in Euc. radiata, etc., 0 times found in in gully.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times From nest "A", open type, debri at entrance, 1 times Under stone, 0 times On tree trunk, only specimen, 0 times On tree, 1 times Nest in soil, under stone, 0 times In soil, 0 times Decorated nest in sandy soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times direct collection, 0 times Flight intercept, window/trough trap, 0 times Malaise, 0 times Pitfall 85, 1 times Pitfall traps.

Elevations: collected from 35 - 1432 meters, 929 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Ponera ruginoda: casent0902800; Lectotype of Myrmecia pilosula: casent0902799

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