Technomyrmex antonii

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Technomyrmex antonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Technomyrmex
Species: T. antonii
Binomial name
Technomyrmex antonii
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels

A common species in the sclerophyll woodlands of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales.

Identification

Bolton (2007) - A member of the T. cedarensis complex in the Technomyrmex albipes group. Answering the description of Technomyrmex cedarensis in measurements, indices and morphology, except as follows. Mesosoma pale, yellowish brown to medium brown; gaster distinctly darker than mesosoma, the two strongly contrasting. All leg segments about the same light colour as the mesosoma or uniformly lighter than the mesosoma.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

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.

  • antonii. Technomyrmex bicolor var. antonii Forel, 1902h: 475 (w.m.) AUSTRALIA. Raised to species: Bolton, 2007a: 111.

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

Bolton (2007) - T. antonii may be nothing more than a colour variant of cedarensis (see there), with which it is sympatric and which it matches in all other repects. In cedarensis the entire body is a more or less uniform dark brown, without a strong contrast between mesosoma and gaster, and the middle and hind coxae, femora and tibiae are usually dark.

Description

Type Material

References

  • Bolton, B. 2007. Taxonomy of the dolichoderine ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the worker caste. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. 35(1):1-149.