Ochetellus glaber

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Ochetellus glaber
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Ochetellus
Species: O. glaber
Binomial name
Ochetellus glaber
(Mayr, 1862)

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Synonyms

Photo Gallery

  • Ochetellus glaber workers and larvae. Mt. Dandenong, Victoria. Photo by Nick Monaghan.

Identification

Distribution

In Florida this is an abundant but localized introduced species found in Orange County, where it has been present for many years. Colonies may be in dead wood or in tussocks of marsh grass. Pest status: none. First published Florida record: Smith 1979. (Deyrup, Davis & Cover, 2000.)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality), New Zealand, Norfolk Island.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Hawaii, Philippines, Solomon Islands.
Nearctic Region: United States.
Oriental Region: India.
Palaearctic Region: China, Japan, Republic of Korea.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • glaber. Hypoclinea glabra Mayr, 1862: 705 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Mayr, 1876: 81 (q.); Crozier, 1969: 251 (k.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1974b: 398 (l.). Combination in Iridomyrmex: Mayr, 1865: 61; in Ochetellus: Shattuck, 1992a: 17. Senior synonym of itoi: Wu & Wang, 1995: 124. See also: Brown, 1958h: 40. Current subspecies: nominal plus clarithorax, consimilis, sommeri.
  • itoi. Iridomyrmex itoi Forel, 1900e: 269 (w.) JAPAN. Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 116 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1951: 185 (l.); Imai & Yosida, 1964: 64 (k.). Combination in Ochetellus: Shattuck, 1992a: 17. Senior synonym of abbotti: Yano, 1910: 420. Junior synonym of glaber: Wu & Wang, 1995: 124.
  • abbotti. Iridomyrmex itoi subsp. abbotti Wheeler, W.M. 1906c: 318, pl. 41, fig. 3 (w.) JAPAN. Junior synonym of itoi: Yano, 1910: 420.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Baltazar, C. R. 1966. A catalogue of Philippine Hymenoptera (with a bibliography, 1758-1963). Pac. Insects Monogr. 8: 1-488 (page 263, listed)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 1-50 (page 40, see also)
  • Crozier, R. H. 1969a [1968]. Cytotaxonomic studies on some Australian dolichoderine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Caryologia 21: 241-259 (page 251, karyotype described)
  • Deyrup, M., Davis, L. & Cover, S. 2000. Exotic ants in Florida. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 126, 293-325.
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 61, Combination in Iridomyrmex)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 705, worker, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 81, queen described)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992a. Review of the dolichoderine ant genus Iridomyrmex Mayr with descriptions of three new genera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Aust. Entomol. Soc. 31: 13-18 (page 17, Combination in Ochetellus)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1974b [1973]. Ant larvae of the subfamily Dolichoderinae: second supplement (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 49: 396-401 (page 398, larva described)
  • Wu, J.; Wang, C. 1995. The ants of China. Beijing: China Forestry Publishing House, x + 214 pp. (page 124, Senior synonym of itoi)