Lioponera punctatissima

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

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Specimen Labels

Many of the Dorylinae species that occur in the SWBP are rare, being represented in the Curtin University ant collection by one or a few specimens. Most frequently, stray workers have been collected by hand or in pitfall traps. They also appear to have been adversely affected by urbanization in the greater Perth area. Lioponera punctatissimus, described from specimens collected from Mundaring, near Perth, is only represented in the Curtin Collection by one specimen from Mt. Edith, in the Pilbara District (Eremaean Botanical Province). (Heterick 2009)


Keys including this Species


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.

  • punctatissimus. Phyracaces punctatissima Clark, 1924a: 84, fig. 8 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 23, 66; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 27; Bolton, 1995b: 144; Heterick, 2009: 128.

Type Material