Zasphinctus occidentalis

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Zasphinctus occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Zasphinctus
Species: Z. occidentalis
Binomial name
Zasphinctus occidentalis
(Clark, 1924)

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Specimen labels

In the SWBP this species is not very often seen, but their colonies can be found under rocks or logs (Heterick 2009).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Heterick (2009) - Sphinctomyrmex occidentalis is confined to the south-west corner of Australia.

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

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • occidentalis. Eusphinctus (Eusphinctus) occidentalis Clark, 1924a: 74, fig. 1 (w.q.l.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in Sphinctomyrmex: Brown, 1975: 33.
    • Combination in Zasphinctus: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 243.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 33; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 51; Bolton, 1995b: 392; Heterick, 2009: 131.

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