Diacamma pallidum

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Diacamma pallidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Diacamma
Species: D. pallidum
Binomial name
Diacamma pallidum
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • pallidum. Ponera pallida Smith, F. 1858b: 85 (m.) MYANMAR. Combination in Leptogenys: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 474; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308; in Diacamma: Doums, 1999: 1958.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera pallida

Holotype male in The Natural History Museum. Labelled “Birmah. 57/16.” Acc. Reg.: “1857 no. 16 (Feb. 14). Birmah. Purchased from Stevens. Collected by Mrs Waring.”



  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 308, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 474, Combination in Leptogenys)
  • Doums, C. 1999. Characterization of microsatellite loci in the queenless ponerine ant Diacamma cyaneiventre. Mol. Ecol. 13: 1957-1959 (page 1958, Combination in Diacamma)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 85, male described)
  • Viginier, B.; Peeters, C.; Brazier, L.; Doums, C. 2004. Very low genetic variability in the Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum. Mol. Ecol. 13: 2095-2100 (page 2099, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.