Heterick (2009) - Stigmacros spinosa is variable in appearance, and WA material may include more than one species. A worker collected close to Eurardy Station, near Shark Bay, is yellow and more angulate in appearance compared with a reddish brown worker collected near Eucla. Another worker collected 60 km south of Kambalda varies again, and none of these ants quite matches the holotype (from NSW) held in the Melbourne Museum.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- spinosa. Stigmacros (Hagiostigmacros) spinosa McAreavey, 1957: 19, figs. 55-59 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
- Stigmacros (Hagiostigmacros) spinosa McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, 4 workers, Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia, Armstrong,J., ANIC32-017860, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Stigmacros (Hagiostigmacros) spinosa McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, worker(s), queen(s), Nyngan, New South Wales, 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. 1957. Revision of the genus Stigmacros Forel. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 21: 7-64 (page 19, figs. 55-59 worker, queen described)