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.
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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.
- Syntype, 2 workers, Lesmurdie Falls, Western Australia, Australia, Australian Museum.
- Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), Lesmurdie Falls, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- 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. 1930c. New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species. Proc. R. Soc. Vic. (n.s.) 43: 2-25 (page 4, fig. 1 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