Stigmacros pilosella

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Stigmacros pilosella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Stigmacros
Species: S. pilosella
Binomial name
Stigmacros pilosella
(Viehmeyer, 1925)

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Specimen Labels

Typically found in litter.

Identification

Heterick (2009) – Stigmacros stanleyi and Stigmacros pilosella are two reddish brown species which have erect setae on the mesosoma, and non-marginal as well as marginal setae on the tergites of the gaster. The propodeum in S. stanleyi is truncate and rather square in dorsal view, whereas the propodeum in S. pilosella is oblique and identical with that of S. epinotalis.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Heterick (2009) - Within the SWBP Stigmacros pilosella is typically part of the Stigmacros fauna of the wheatbelt and goldfields regions. This ant also occur interstate and was described from 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.

  • pilosella. Acantholepis (Stigmacros) pilosella Viehmeyer, 1925a: 33 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Stigmacros (Campostigmacros): McAreavey, 1957: 30.

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

Description

Type Material

References