Amblyopone leae

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Amblyopone leae
Amblyopone leae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Amblyopone
Species: A. leae
Binomial name
Amblyopone leae
Wheeler, W.M., 1927

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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality), Lord Howe Island.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • leae. Amblyopone leae Wheeler, W.M. 1927c: 16, fig. 3 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Lord Howe I.).
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1927i: 129; Wheeler, W.M. 1935g: 9; Brown, 1960a: 168, 201; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 19; Taylor, 1987a: 6; Bolton, 1995b: 62.


Syntype workers form Lord Howe Island (24 in Museum of Comparative Zoology, 2 in National Museum of Natural History).

Type Material

Description

References

  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927c. Ants of the genus Amblyopone Erichson. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 1-29 (page 16, fig. 3 worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown W. L., Jr. 1960. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. III. Tribe Amblyoponini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 122: 143-230.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Hoffmann, B. D., R. Graham, and D. Smith. 2017. Ant species accumulation on Lord Howe Island highlights the increasing need for effective biosecurity on islands. NeoBiota 34:41-52.
  • Jennings J. T., and A. D. Austin. 2015. Synopsis of the hymenopteran fauna of Lord Howe Island with a preliminary checklist of species. Zootaxa 3931(3): 423–432.
  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Taylor R. W., and D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia 2: 1-149. 
  • Wheeler W. M. 1927. Ants of the genus Amblyopone Erichson. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 1-29
  • Wheeler W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.
  • Wheeler WM. 1927. Ants of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 62.4: 120-153.
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927. The ants of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 62: 121-153