Stigmacros spinosa

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

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Specimen Labels


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.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

Type Material

  • 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.