Myrmecia minuscula

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Myrmecia minuscula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmeciinae
Genus: Myrmecia
Species: M. minscula
Binomial name
Myrmecia minuscula
Forel, 1915[1]

Myrmecia minuscula is an Australian ant which belongs to the Myrmecia genus. This species is native to Australia. They are distributed in the state of Queensland. They were described by Forel in 1915.[2]

Myrmecia minuscula is a large bull ant. The mandibles are sort of bright yellow, and most of the body is a darkish-red colour. The thorax is a black colour and the legs are the same colour as most of its body.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Myrmecia minuscula (Forel, 1915)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Myrmecia minuscula Forel, 1915". Atlas of Living Australia. Govt of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Forel, A (1915). Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia. p. 8. 
  4. ^ R.W Taylor, K Ogata (1991). Ants of the genus Myrmecia Fabricius: a preliminary review and key to the named species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae) (PDF). Canberra: Australian National Insect Collection. p. 1658.