Myrmecia ludlowi

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Myrmecia ludlowi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. ludlowi
Binomial name
Myrmecia ludlowi
Crawley, 1922

Myrmecia ludlowi is an Australian ant which belongs to the Myrmecia genus. This species is native to Australia and is commonly distributed in Western Australia. They were first described by Crawley in 1922.[1]

Workers are around 12-15 millimetres long, queens are 22 millimetres and males are only 14 millimetres. Their jaws, antennae's, and legs are of a brownish colour while their head and thorax are of a black colour.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Myrmecia ludlowi Crawley, 1922". Atlas of Living Australia. Govt of Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Clark, John (1951). The Formicidae of Australia (Volume 1) (PDF). Melbourne: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia. p. 215. 
  3. ^ Crawley, W.C. (1922). New ants from Australia (PDF). Melbourne: Analis and Magazine of Natural History. p. 431.