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Cladomyrma hewitti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Lasiini
Genus: Cladomyrma
Wheeler, W.M., 1920
Type species
Aphomomyrmex hewitti, now Cladomyrma hewitti
13 species
(Species Checklist)

Cladomyrma hewitti casent0173906 profile 1.jpg

Cladomyrma hewitti

Cladomyrma hewitti casent0173906 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

Evolutionary Relationships

  (2 genera)


  (13 species)

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  (9 genera)

  (8 genera)

Gesomyrmex, Oecophylla

  (9 genera)

Gigantiops, Myrmoteras, Santschiella

  (8 genera)

Based on Ward et al. (2016) and Matos-Maravi et al. (2018).

Species in the genus Cladomyrma are associated with various taxa of vascular plants (Eguchi 2007, Maschwitz et al. 1991; Moog et al. 1998, 2005; Agosti et al. 1999).




Distribution and Richness based on AntMaps




Worker Morphology

 • Antennal segment count 8 • Antennal club gradual • Palp formula 6,4; 5,3 • Total dental count 4-9 • Spur formula 0, 0 • Eyes present • Scrobes absent • Caste dimorphic • Sting absent


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • CLADOMYRMA [Formicinae: Lasiini]
    • Cladomyrma Wheeler, W.M. 1920: 53. Type-species: Aphomomyrmex hewitti, by original designation.


  • Agosti, D. 1991. Revision of the oriental ant genus Cladomyrma, with an outline of the higher classification of the Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Syst. Entomol. 16: 293-310 PDF (page 293, 296, Revision of genus; Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Lasius genus group)
  • Agosti, D.; Moog, J.; Maschwitz, U. 1999. Revision of the Oriental plant-ant genus Cladomyrma. Am. Mus. Novit. 3283: 1-24 PDF
  • Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. (page 50, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Brachymyrmecini)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 4, 96, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Lasiini)
  • Chapman, J. W.; Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327 (page 208, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Myrmelachistini)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. (page 77, Cladomyrma incertae sedis in Formicinae)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1937a. Some new forms of Formicidae and a correction. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(19): 619-628 (page 620, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Dimorphomyrmecini)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1943g. A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 11(10): 617-688 (page 633, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Dimorphomyrmecini)
  • Eguchi, K. and Bui, T.V. 2007. Ecological notes on a plant ant, Cladomyrma scopulosa Eguchi & Bui (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Formicinae) associating with a tree species Saraca dives Pierre (Leguminosae). Asian Myrmecology. 1:51–58.
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 45, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Dimorphomyrmecini [subtribe Brachymyrmecini])
  • Hölldobler, B.; Wilson, E. O. 1990. The ants. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, xii + 732 pp. (page 18, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Myrmelachistini)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1985b. A simplified conspectus of the Formicidae. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 111: 255-264 (page 258, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Brachymyrmecini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1920. The subfamilies of Formicidae, and other taxonomic notes. Psyche (Camb.) 27: 46-55 (page 53, Cladomyrma as genus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 697, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Myrmelachistini)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929a. The identity of the ant genera Gesomyrmex Mayr and Dimorphomyrmex Ernest André. Psyche (Camb.) 36: 1-12 (page 12, Cladomyrma in Formicinae, Brachymyrmecini)