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Species: Myrmecia forficata   (Fabricius, 1787) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica forficata Fabricius, 1787 PDF: 310 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Tasmania). Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myrmecia: Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 424.
Senior synonym of Myrmecia lucida: Clark, 1951 PDF: 93; Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1629.
Senior synonym of Myrmecia rubra (and its junior synonym Myrmecia violacea): Brown, 1953j PDF: 28.
See also: Forel, 1913h PDF: 173; Wheeler, 1933i: 31.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Myrmecia forficata   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 729, (download) 729 4445
Myrmecia forficata   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 143-144, (download) 143-144 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 4 times found in dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Beach zone, 1 times found in dry sclerophyl, 1 times found in Euc.-Banksia along beach, 1 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in Swampy sclerophyll.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times In log, 3 times Under stone, 1 times Pyrethrin-fogging, Eucalyptus bark, 1 times mound, 0 times Moss and tree ferns, 1 times In soil bank, 1 times In rotten log, 1 times exposed nest in soil, 1 times Under rock.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times direct collection, 1 times flight intercept window/trough trap, 1 times Pitfall 37.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1676 meters, 892 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1904-07-31 and 2006-02-18

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmecia lucida: casent0907086; syntype of Myrmecia forficata rubra: casent0907082; syntype of Myrmecia simillima violacea: casent0907080

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