Lioponera gilesi

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Lioponera gilesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. gilesi
Binomial name
Lioponera gilesi
(Clark, 1924)

Cerapachys gilesi casent0172076 profile 1.jpg

Cerapachys gilesi casent0172076 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

Of the smaller, bicoloured Dorylinae of the SWBP, Lioponera gilesi, distinctive in that the pale head contrasts with a dark body, is one of the more common Lioponera in woodlands around Perth. One record, possibly of this species, also comes from Ethel Creek in the Pilbara region. (Heterick 2009)


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.

  • gilesi. Phyracaces gilesi Clark, 1924a: 81, fig. 6 (w.q.l.) 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: 129.

Type Material