Lioponera ficosa

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

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ficosus. Phyracaces ficosus Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 252, fig. 12 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1973d: 205 (l.).
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 163.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 22, 66; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25; Bolton, 1995b: 143.

Type Material

Original notes (Wheeler, 1918): Described from a dozen specimens taken Dec. 4, 1914 in the Bulli Pass, New South Wales. They were running over the sand in a loose file, carrying the nude pupae of a Myrmicine ant whose nest they had just plundered.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 143, catalogue)
  • 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)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1973d. Supplementary studies on ant larvae: Cerapachyinae, Pseudomyrmecinae and Myrmicinae. Psyche (Camb.) 80: 204-211 (page 205, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918a. The Australian ants of the ponerine tribe Cerapachyini. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 53: 215-265 (page 252, worker described)