Lioponera varians

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

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Specimen Labels


Heterick (2009) - Lioponera varians is a large-eyed species, of variable colouration, with a dorsolateral carina curving towards the eye.

Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) - Specimens have mostly come from drier parts of the SWBP and the neighbouring Eremaean Botanical Province, in WA, but this species has also been recognised by the author among material collected from the Darling River region of NSW.

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.

  • varians. Phyracaces varians Clark, 1924b: 87, pl. 6, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 24.
    • Combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 24; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 28; Bolton, 1995b: 145; Heterick, 2009: 127.

Type Material

  • Phyracaces varians Clark, 1924: Syntype, worker(s), Mount Helena (as Lion Mill), Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.