Lioponera fervida

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Lioponera fervida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. fervida
Binomial name
Lioponera fervida
(Wheeler, W.M., 1918)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Specimens referrable to this species are not uncommon in drier areas of the SWBP (Heterick 2009).

Identification

Heterick (2009) - A smaller, rather variable reddish species (Brown 1975).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Widespread throughout Australia.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • fervidus. Phyracaces fervidus Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 245, fig. 9 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 163.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 22, 65; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25; Bolton, 1995b: 143; Heterick, 2009: 128.
    • Senior synonym of dromus: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25.
    • Senior synonym of fici: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25.
    • Senior synonym of flavescens: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25.
    • Senior synonym of leae: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25.
    • Senior synonym of newmani: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25.
    • Senior synonym of scrutator: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25.
  • leae. Phyracaces leae Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 243, fig. 8 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of fervidus: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • scrutator. Phyracaces scrutator Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 247, fig. 10 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of fervidus: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • fici. Phyracaces fici Viehmeyer, 1924a: 222 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of fervidus: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • newmani. Phyracaces newmani Clark, 1924a: 82, fig. 7 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Clark, 1924b: 84 (q.). Junior synonym of fervidus: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • flavescens. Phyracaces flavescens Clark, 1930c: 5, fig. 1 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of fervidus: Brown, 1975: 22.
  • dromus. Phyracaces dromus Clark, 1941: 75, pl. 13, figs. 2, 3 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Junior synonym of fervidus: Brown, 1975: 22.

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