Stigmacros inermis

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

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Heterick (2009) - The spiracular spines are more pronounced in some northern WA specimens of this ant. This is a rather large Stigmacros species. One queen in the Curtin Ant Collection measuring 5 mm.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Occurs throughout drier areas of WA and in inland NSW.

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.

  • inermis. Stigmacros (Pseudostigmacros) inermis McAreavey, 1957: 24, figs. 76-78 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

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 (Pseudostigmacros) inermis McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, 10 workers, Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia, Armstrong, ANIC32-017858, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Stigmacros (Pseudostigmacros) inermis McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, worker(s), Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.

References