Myrmecia auriventris

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Myrmecia auriventris
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M. auriventris male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. auriventris
Binomial name
Myrmecia auriventris
Mayr, 1870[1]

Myrmecia auriventris is an Australian ant which belongs to the Myrmecia genus. This species is native to Australia and is commonly distributed in Queensland.[2]

Worker ants are typically 18-20 millimetres long. Drones are smaller at 15.5 millimetres. The head, pronotum, gaster, and other features are a black colour, while the node, epinotum, and metanotum is red. Other features like the mandibles, antennae and tarsi are a reddish yellow, while other parts are brown.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Myrmecia auriventris (Mayr, 1870)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Myrmecia ludlowi Crawley, 1922". Atlas of Living Australia. Govt of Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ Clark, John (1951). The Formicidae of Australia (Volume 1) (PDF). Melbourne: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia. pp. 40–42.
  4. ^ Mayr, G. (1876). "Die australischen Formiciden" (PDF). Journal des Museum Godeffroy. 12.

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