Lioponera larvata

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Lioponera larvata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. larvata
Binomial name
Lioponera larvata
(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


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

  • larvatus. Phyracaces larvatus Wheeler, W.M. 1918a: 257, fig. 15 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Clark, 1924b: 83 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1964a: 69 (l.).
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Clark, 1924b: 83; Clark, 1925a: 63; Brown, 1975: 23; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 26; Bolton, 1995b: 143.

Type Material



  • 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 23, Combination in Cerapachys)
  • Clark, J. 1924b. Australian Formicidae. J. Proc. R. Soc. West. Aust. 10: 75-89 (page 83, queen, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Cerapachyinae: supplement. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 66: 65-71 (page 69, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918a. The Australian ants of the ponerine tribe Cerapachyini. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 53: 215-265 (page 257, worker described)