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Species: Myrmecia pilosula   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Taylor, 2015a 10.11646/zootaxa.3911.4.2 PDF: 505.
Combination in Promyrmecia: Clark, 1943 PDF: 109.
Combination in Myrmecia: Brown, 1953j PDF: 6.
// Distribution


  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 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: 7 times found in Wet sclerophyll, 2 times found in Mallee, 2 times found in Nest open grassland no mound, 1 times found in Mallee scrub, 1 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, 1 times found in Euc. radiata, etc., 1 times found in in gully.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times From nest "A", open type, debri at entrance, 2 times Under stone, 1 times On tree trunk, only specimen, 1 times On tree, 1 times Nest in soil, under stone, 1 times In soil, 1 times Decorated nest in sandy soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times direct collection, 1 times Flight intercept, window/trough trap, 1 times Malaise, 1 times Pitfall 85, 1 times Pitfall traps.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1630 meters, 957 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1922-11-30 and 2016-12-30

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

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