Myrmicaria

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 140

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8127

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scientific name

Myrmicaria
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Genus 5. MYRMICARIA  HNS  .

Myrmicaria  HNS  , Saund. Trams. Ent. Soc. Land. iii. 57.

This genus of Ants is founded on characters derived from males only: in all probability the genus Physatta, the characters of which are derived from females, may prove to be the other sex of Myrmicaria  HNS  ; specimens of both genera have been received from India, Java, and Port Natal, but it appears desirable to keep them separate until further information is obtained; in the genus Myrmicaria  HNS  , the antennae are 13-jointed, those of Physatta being 7-jointed; the labial and maxillary palpi 3-jointed.