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Worker. Length 7 lines.-Ferruginous, with the abdomen black; the nodes of the petiole ferruginous; the sculpture nearly the same as in M. sanguineaHNS; the mandibles are, however, longer, more strongly toothed, and of a pale yellow colour; the nodes of the petiole are more elongate, and the petiole of the first node is longer and more slender; the insect is of a duller red than M. sanguineaHNS; the head sometimes fuscous-red.
Hab. West Australia.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Sclerophyll woodland; white sand, 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in In sandy loam, 1 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., urban parkland, 1 times found in Riparian woodland, 1 times found in Eucalyptus woodland; white sand, 1 times found in Heath.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Ground nest, 3 times On lawn, 2 times Mound nest, 1 times Trunk strays, 1 times soil, 1 times On E.camaldulensis, 1 times Litter, 1 times Ground strays, 1 times From marri E. calophylla.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times By hand, 1 times Caught in yellow tray, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.
Elevations: collected from 50 - 300 meters, 143 meters average