Opisthopsis picta

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Opisthopsis picta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Opisthopsis
Species: O. picta
Binomial name
Opisthopsis picta
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Opisthopsis picta for further details




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

  • picta. Opisthopsis pictus Emery, 1895g: 354, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Current subspecies: nominal plus bimaculata, lepida, palliata. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1918d: 350.

Type Material



  • Emery, C. 1895h. Descriptions de quelques fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 39: 345-358 (page 354, fig. 5 worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1918d. The ants of the genus Opisthopsis Emery. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 62: 341-362 (page 350, see also)