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Species: Myrmecia rufinodis   Smith, 1858 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Myrmecia rufinodis Smith, 1858a PDF: 145 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Clark, 1951 PDF: 38 (q.m.).
Senior synonym of Myrmecia gracilis: Brown, 1953j PDF: 8.
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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)

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

7. Myrmecia rufinodisHNS. B.M.

Worker. Length 7 lines.-Black: the antennae, mandibles, tarsi and anterior tibiae, as well as the articulations of the legs, ferruginous; the nodes of the petiole bright ferruginous. Head longitudinally rugose; the striation on the thorax transverse, that on the prothorax curving round the sides. The first node of the petiole subrugose, the second smooth and shining; the margins of the apical segments of the abdomen pale testaceous.

Hab. Adelaide.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Mallee, 2 times found in Limestone mallee, 1 times found in Dry flat sclerophyll, Box-pine under, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 1 times found in Euc. diversifolia scrub, 1 times found in Limestone mallee, coastal scrub, 1 times found in Bank of Hindmarsh R., sealevel, 1 times found in Coast; mallee, heath.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under rock, 1 times 72ft large open-topped mound, agressive.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times light.

Elevations: collected at 152 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1884-03-09 and 1981-08-19

Type specimens: Holotype of Myrmecia rufinodis: casent0902790; syntype of Myrmecia gracilis: casent0903787

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