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Species: Myrmecia pilosula   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

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

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.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Smith, F.:
Worker. Length 4 1/4 lines.-Black: covered with a fine, short, silky, ashy pile; the head quadrate, with the angles rounded, longitudinally striated, the striae irregular, running into one another; the prothorax with striae diverging from the centre; the strias on the meso- and metathorax above are longitudinal, but on the oblique truncation they are transverse; the nodes of the peduncle globose, the first rugose, and with a short thick petiole. The mandibles, antennae, tibiae, tarsi, apical half of the anterior femora, and tips of the intermediate and posterior pairs, pale rufo-testaceous.
Female. Length 5 lines.-Of the same colour as the worker, similarly pilose: the thorax broader and more coarsely sculptured; the first node of the petiole transversely and coarsely rugose, with a central longitudinal carina.
Male. Length 3 1/2 lines.-Resembles the other sex, but has the antennae, tibiae and tarsi dark obscure testaceous; it is altogether more coarsely rugose, not distinctly striate; the first node of the petiole rugose and carinated as in the female.
Hab. Australia; Tasmania.

Mayr, G., 1862:
Van Diemensland (M. C. Vienn. und in meiner Sammlung von Herrn Schenck).

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 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, 0 times found in Mallee scrub

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Flight intercept, window/trough trap, 0 times Malaise, 0 times Pitfall 85, 1 times Pitfall traps

Elevations: collected from 121 - 1432 meters, 1001 meters average

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

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