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Species: Myrmecia vindex   Smith, 1858 

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Myrmecia vindex basirufa, Myrmecia vindex vindex

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Myrmecia vindex Smith, 1858a PDF: 144 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Roger, 1861a: 34 (q.); Clark, 1925b PDF: 143 (q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1971d PDF: 254 (l.).
Senior synonym of Myrmecia basirufa: Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1661.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1

5. Myrmecia vindexHNS. B.M.

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.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 0 times found in Sclerophyll woodland; white sand, 0 times found in Eucalyptus woodland; white sand, 1 times found in Heath, 0 times found in In sandy loam, 0 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., urban parkland, 1 times found in Riparian woodland

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times By hand, 0 times Caught in yellow tray, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown

Elevations: collected from 50 - 300 meters, 143 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmecia vindex: casent0902796; syntype: anic32-014846; syntype of Myrmecia vindex basirufa: casent0907095

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