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Species: Myrmecia dispar   (Clark, 1951) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Promyrmecia dispar Clark, 1951 PDF: 226, fig. 193 (w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-localities: Australia: New South Wales, Junee (E.L. Smith), New South Wales, Cowra (W.W. Frogatt). Type-depository: ANIC. Secondary type information: Paratype-material: paratype workers (number not stated). Paratype-localities: Australia: New South Wales, Junee (E.L. Smith), New South Wales, Cowra (W.W. Frogatt). Type notes: Original description gives no indication which series contains the holotype. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Myrmecia: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 8
Status as species: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 8; Taylor, 1987a PDF: 42; Ogata, 1991a PDF: 361; Ogata & Taylor, 1991 PDF: 1640 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 271; Heterick, 2009 PDF: 123.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Foraging on mallee 7am, 1 times found in Sand dune, 29 yds from water, 1 times found in Hillside, chiefly Collytris, 1 times found in Sand plain, box-pine vegetation, 1 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in Mallee and coastal scrub, 1 times found in Mallee scrub, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Red soil plain, thick sav. woodland, 1 times found in 9" rainfall, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Under casuarina, 1 times soil, 1 times On tree 2pm, 1 times On red gum in dry ck bed, 1 times On ground, 1 times Nest under pine, 1 times Nest in soil under Box, 1 times Much leaf litter, foragers 6pm, 1 times Foraging on ground, 5pm, 1 times Forager under same Collytris as M. harderi, 1 times Flat rock, under box, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Chemical knockdown.

Elevations: collected at 609 m

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-06-12 and 2007-06-11

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