Lioponera greavesi

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Lioponera greavesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Tribe: Cerapachyini
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. greavesi
Binomial name
Lioponera greavesi
(Clark, 1934)

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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. In 1997 L. greavesi was found on newly rehabilitated minesites in Eneabba, where it was not uncommon. (Heterick 2009)


Keys including this Species


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.

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.

  • greavesi. Phyracaces greavesi Clark, 1934b: 25, pl. 2, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 25; Bolton, 1995b: 143; Heterick, 2009: 128.

Type Material