Lioponera bicolor

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

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Specimen Labels

Many of the Dorylinae species that occur in the SWBP are rare, being represented in the Curtin University ant collection by one or a few specimens. Most frequently, stray workers have been collected by hand or in pitfall traps. They also appear to have been adversely affected by urbanization in the greater Perth area. Lioponera bicolor and Lioponera brevicollis, described from material collected from Perth’s eastern and south-eastern suburbs in the 1920’s, have no representatives in the Curtin University ant Collection. (Heterick 2009)

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -32.15° to -32.15333°.

 
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Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • bicolor. Phyracaces bicolor Clark, 1924b: 77, pl. 6, figs. 9, 10 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype ergatoid queens (numbers not stated, “Described from two colonies”).
    • Type-locality: Australia: Western Australia, Armadale (J. Clark).
    • Type-depository: MVMA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 22;
    • combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 163.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 21; Brown, 1975: 22; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 24; Taylor, 1987a: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 142; Heterick, 2009: 129.
    • Distribution: Australia.

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