Many of the Dorylinae species that occur in the SWBP are rare, being represented in the Curtin University ant collection by one or a few specimens. Most frequently, stray workers have been collected by hand or in pitfall traps. They also appear to have been adversely affected by urbanization in the greater Perth area. Lioponera bicolor and Lioponera brevicollis, described from material collected from Perth’s eastern and south-eastern suburbs in the 1920’s, have no representatives in the Curtin University ant Collection. (Heterick 2009)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- bicolor. Phyracaces bicolor Clark, 1924b: 77, pl. 6, figs. 9, 10 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
- Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22.
- Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 163.
- Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 21; Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 24; Bolton, 1995b: 142; Heterick, 2009: 129.
- Syntype, 3 workers, Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, Australian Museum.
- Syntype, 5 workers, Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, Clark,J., ANIC32-053460, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Syntype, 9 workers, Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, Museum of Comparative Zoology.
- Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Syntype, 2 workers, Armadale, Western Auslralia, Australia, Queensland Museum.
- Syntype, 2 workers, Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum.
- Syntype, 3 workers, Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, Western Australian Museum.
- Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1-280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1975. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. V. Ponerinae, tribes Platythyreini, Cerapachyini, Cylindromyrmecini, Acanthostichini, and Aenictogitini. Search Agric. (Ithaca N. Y.) 5(1 1: 1-115 (page 22, Combination in Cerapachys)
- Clark, J. 1924b. Australian Formicidae. J. Proc. R. Soc. West. Aust. 10: 75-89 (page 77, pl.6, figs.9,10 worker, queen described)
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206. PDF
- Wheeler, W. M.; Chapman, J. W. 1925. The ants of the Philippine Islands. Part I, Dorylinae and Ponerinae. Philipp. J. Sci. 28: 47-73 (page 54, pl. 1, figs. 15, 16 worker, queen, male described (Unresolved junior secondary homonym of bicolor Clark))