Lioponera flammea

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Lioponera flammea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. flammea
Binomial name
Lioponera flammea
(Clark, 1930)

Cerapachys flammeus antweb1008233 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels

Large reddish ants that are can be conspicuous in the field as they run over the ground, rapidly antennating the soil surface in search of their prey. (Heterick 2009)


Heterick (2009) - Not known to occur outside of WA but likely to have a wide distribution throughout the state, judging from local material. Occurs at least as far north as the Pilbara region.

Keys including this Species


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.

  • flammeus. Phyracaces flammeus Clark, 1930c: 4, fig. 1 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 163.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25; Bolton, 1995b: 143; Heterick, 2009: 127.

Type Material