Commonly found in both the Darling Range and the Swan coastal plain. Workers have been collected in intercept traps on Wandoo and Powderbark Wandoo trunks at Dryandra (Heterick 2009).
Heterick (2009) - A large medium-brown to blackish species in which the cuticle is dull, and stout setae occur on the pronotum and, in some populations, the mesonotum. Workers collected in coastal woodlands growing on white sand in the lower west coast and south-west districts tend to be darker and hairier than those collected in the thicker forests of the Darling range.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- reticulatus. Prolasius reticulata McAreavey, 1947: 22, pl. 1, figs. 14, 15 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
- Prolasius reticulata McAreavey, 1947: Syntype, worker(s), Mundaring, Western Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206. PDF
- McAreavey, J. 1947. New species of the genera Prolasius Forel and Melophorus Lubbock (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 15: 7-27 (page 22, pl. 1, figs. 14, 15 worker described)