Myrmecia elegans

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Myrmecia elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. elegans
Binomial name
Myrmecia elegans
Clark, 1943[1]
Myrmecia elegans worker specimen

Myrmecia elegans is an Australian ant which belongs to the Myrmecia genus. It is a native species to Australia. The Myrmecia elegans is distributed in the more western states and regions of the country.[2]

The average length for the Myrmecia elegans is 13–14.5 millimetres. The head, gaster, and other features are black, thorax and node (i.e. nodus) are bright red, the mandibles and antennae are yellow. Legs are a reddish yellow colour.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Myrmecia elegans (Clark, 1943)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Myrmecia elegans Clark, 1943". Atlas of Living Australia. Govt of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Clark, John (1943). A revision of the genus Promyrmecia Emery (Formicidae) (PDF). Victoria. p. 122. 
  4. ^ Wheeler, GC (1971). Ant larvae of the subfamily Myrmeciinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. p. 248.