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Species: Myrmecia pilosula   Smith, 1858 

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Myrmecia pilosula mediorubra

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, unknown_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 Nest open grassland no mound, 0 times found in Mallee, 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 Flight intercept, window/trough trap, 0 times Malaise, 0 times Pitfall 85, 1 times Pitfall traps.

Elevations: collected from 121 - 1432 meters, 1010 meters average

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

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