Ochetellus democles

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Ochetellus democles
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Ochetellus
Species: O. democles
Binomial name
Ochetellus democles
(Walker, 1839)

This species was originally described by Walker (1839[1]) as a chalcid wasp based on a male collected by Charles Darwin in Sydney, NSW. It was first recognised as an ant by Bouček (1988[2]) who speculated that it belonged to the subfamily Formicinae (this was confirmed at the time by Barry Bolton). A more recent examination by Steve Shattuck (unpublished) has revealed that this taxon belongs to the genus Ochetellus and is likely a senior synonym of O. glaber.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • democles. Eucharis democles Walker, 1839: 15 (m.) AUSTRALIA. (In Chalcidoidea: Eucharitidae.) Transferred to Formicidae, Formicinae: Boucek, 1988: 759. Combination in Ochetellus: Fisher, unpublished datum.



  1. Walker, F. 1839. Monographia Chalciditum. Volume 2. London: Ballière, 100 pp.
  2. Bouček Z (1988) Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera). A Biosystematic Revision of Genera of Fourteen Families, with a Reclassification of Species: CAB International.