Stigmacros anthracina

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Stigmacros anthracina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Stigmacros
Species: S. anthracina
Binomial name
Stigmacros anthracina
McAreavey, 1957

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Heterick (2009) - Stigmacros anthracina is closely related to Stigmacros brachytera and Stigmacros elegans but can be recognized by the punctate-microreticulate sculpture of the mesonotum.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

In the SWBP this rather uncommon ant has only been collected in the Darling Range south of Perth, but it was originally described from Mt Lofty, near Adelaide, SA.

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

Nomenclature

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

  • anthracina. Stigmacros (Campostigmacros) anthracina McAreavey, 1957: 29, figs. 95-97 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1974a: 60 (l.).

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

  • Stigmacros (Campostigmacros) anthracina McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, 9 workers, Mt. Lofty, South Australia, Australia, Lea,A.M., ANIC32-017838, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Stigmacros (Campostigmacros) anthracina McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, worker(s), Mt. Lofty, South Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.

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