Definition of Genus Myrmecia
1. Noun. Bulldog ants.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Formicidae, Formicidae
Member holonyms: Bulldog Ant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Myrmecia
Literary usage of Genus Myrmecia
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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"The genus Myrmecia is confined to the Australian continent and Tasmania, and includes a considerable number of species of large and moderate-sized ants, ..."
2. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1871)
"Mayr, /. cp 903, tabulates the workers of the species of this genus. Myrmecia, Fab., is to be classed among the ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... where the genus Myrmecia (the famous ' bull-dog ants ') offers an interesting and instructive parallel to the marsupialia among mammals. ..."
4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1905)
"... which swarm under loose bark to the exclusion of more desirable insects, and the large and formidable stinging species of the genus Myrmecia. ..."
5. Berliner entomologische Zeitschrift by Entomologische Verein in Berlin (1861)
"100. //. venator Smith. (Ebendas. 3.) Madras; vermutlich synonym mit //. saltator Jerd. VII. Genus. Myrmecia F. (Syst. Piez. 423.) Der von Smith (Cat. Brit. ..."