Myrmecia


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Noun1.Myrmecia - bulldog antsMyrmecia - bulldog ants        
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
bulldog ant - any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmecia
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Chromosome evolution in ants of the Myrmecia pilosula species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae).
The Myrmecia pilosula complex includes five related southeast Australian "Jack-jumper" ant species [1].
(57) Perhaps the most extreme Aboriginal snakebite treatment reputedly involved the use of formic acid, whereby the victim was forcibly held down on a well-stirred nest of large and formidable bulldog ants (Myrmecia sp).
The anemone alga is also distinct from species of Trebouxia, the most common genus of green photobionts in lichens (Friedl and Budel, 1996), and another lichen symbiont in the genus Myrmecia. The MP analysis of 18S data resulted in 16 optimal trees (tree length = 770, CI = 0.5714).
For some people living in Australia, jack jumper ants (Myrmecia pilosula) are no picnic.
The bulldog ant, Myrmecia gulosa, is an evolutionary primitive compared to many of its sophisticated ant cousins.
The unique pollination of Leporella fimbriata (Orchidaceae): Pollination by pseudocopulating male ants (Myrmecia urens, Formicidae).
Among the studies on ants, [19] pointed out the presence of protein allergens with posttranslational modifications in the venom of the Australian ant Myrmecia pilosula.
2007), Myrmecia (Gray 1974) and species in the tribe Attini (Kistner 1982).
Because the smaller crabs tire faster and are slower, an ability to visually perceive attractive boulders in the far distance (distance perception in the ant Myrmecia nigriceps was found to be 80 cm: Eriksson, 1985) would be wasted on them and, in fact, could leave them exposed to predators for dangerously long periods if they attempted to reach the distant target.
Contrasting extremes within the ants are exemplified by Myrmecia pilosula (2n = 2) (Crosland & Crozier 1986) and Dinoponera lucida (2n = 120) (Mariano et al.
Alternatively, the Nothomyrmecia-related, evidentially more sociobiologically derived, myrmeciines Myrmecia brevinoda Forel [12], and M.