Prolasius formicoides

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Prolasius formicoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Prolasius
Species: P. formicoides
Binomial name
Prolasius formicoides
(Forel, 1902)

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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -5.25° to -5.25°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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
Prolasius formicoides 80-90 90-100 70-80 90-100 60-70
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.

  • formicoides. Melophorus formicoides Forel, 1902h: 483 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Prolasius: Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 71. Subspecies of nitidissimus: McAreavey, 1947: 24. Revived status as species: Taylor, 1992a: 65.

Type Material

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.
  • Taylor R. W. 1992. Nomenclature and distribution of some Australian and New Guinean ants of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 31: 57-69.