Platythyrea micans

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Platythyrea micans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Platythyreini
Genus: Platythyrea
Species: P. micans
Binomial name
Platythyrea micans
(Clark, 1930)

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Specimen Label

Workers have been collected from pitfall traps and hand collections from the ground and tree trunks in Jarrah-Marri woodland south and south-east of Perth. (Heterick 2009)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • micans. Eubothroponera micans Clark, 1930c: 10, fig. 1 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Platythyrea: Brown, 1975: 8.

Type Material


Brown (1975) provided the following: P. micans is a relatively delicately sculptured form, rather generally weakly shining and with very short standing pilosity and tidy appressed pubescence, evenly dark brown in color throughout, from Western Australia. I have an additional specimen taken by E. O. Wilson and C. P. Haskins on the Mt. Ragged Thomas River Track, sandplain east of Esperance, Western Australia, in mallee, 1955.