Myrmecia simillima

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Myrmecia simillima
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M. simillima worker
Scientific classification
M. simillima
Binomial name
Myrmecia simillima
Smith, 1858

Myrmecia simillima is an Australian ant which belongs to the genus Myrmecia. This species is native to Australia. Their distribution in Australia is massive on the coastline and inland areas of New South Wales and Victoria.[1]

The average length for a worker ant of a Myrmecia simillima is 19-23 millimetres long. Queens are of a bigger size at 22-24 millimetres in length. The head, thorax, node, and other features are brown, gaster is black, mandibles and legs and other parts are reddish, with the tarsi and funiculus is a yellowish-red.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Myrmecia simillima Smith, 1858". Atlas of Living Australia. Govt of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ Clark, John (1951). The Formicidae of Australia (Volume 1) (PDF). Melbourne: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia. pp. 89–91.
  3. ^ Smith, Fredrick (1858). Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London, British Museum. p. 144.
  4. ^ 1893, K.W. von (1893). Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann. p. 20.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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