Opisthopsis picta

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Opisthopsis picta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Opisthopsis
Species: O. picta
Binomial name
Opisthopsis picta
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Elevation Range

Occurrence at collecting sites during elevational surveys of rainforest in the Eungella region, Queensland, Australia (Burwell et al., 2020).
Species Elevation (m asl)
200 400 600 800 1000 1200
Opisthopsis picta 10-20
Shading indicates the bands of elevation where species was recorded.
Numbers are the percentage of total samples containing this species.

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • picta. Opisthopsis pictus Emery, 1895g: 354, fig. 5 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Current subspecies: nominal plus bimaculata, lepida, palliata. See also: Wheeler, W.M. 1918d: 350.

Type Material

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • CSIRO Collection
  • Emery C. 1895. Descriptions de quelques fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 39:345-358.
  • Janda M., G. D. Alpert, M. L. Borowiec, E. P. Economo, P. Klimes, E. Sarnat, and S. O. Shattuck. 2011. Cheklist of ants described and recorded from New Guinea and associated islands. Available on http://www.newguineants.org/. Accessed on 24th Feb. 2011.