Rhytidoponera confusa

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Rhytidoponera confusa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Rhytidoponera
Species: R. confusa
Binomial name
Rhytidoponera confusa
Ward, 1980

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Polygynous  

 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Dealate queen (top) and worker of R. confusa, showing almost no difference in body size. The worker thorax is reduced due to the lack of wing muscles. Automontage by Derek Smith.

Nomenclature

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

  • confusa. Rhytidoponera confusa Ward, 1980: 482, figs. 1-3, 16, 17, 26, 28 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

Description

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