Myrmecia fulvipes

Myrmecia fulvipes
Mid March 2016
Denison Beach
    

Myrmecia cf. fulvipes
Late May 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Myrmecia cf. fulvipes (male)
Late March 2011
Mount Wellington/kunanyi

Mid February 2021
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
IMG 8457  IMG 8454  IMG 8459  IMG 8464

Early June 2013
Ulverstone

     

Early January 2016
Sisters Beach
with a Balta sp cockroach

   

This foraging worker looks to be another example of a Myrmecia ant with cuticle darkening interrupted during the pupal stage by infection of a gregarine protozoan parasite. Most of the ants we have observed with parasite induced pale colouring appear to be Myrmecia pilosula. This brown worker looks distinctly different with the dark mandibles and antennae, the lack of any indication of darkening of the femora, and the more distinct, rugose, longitudinal striae on the head.

Mid January 2012
Rocky Cape National Park
In a wet gully filled with button grass