Stictoponera treta

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Stictoponera treta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Stictoponera
Species: S. treta
Binomial name
Stictoponera treta
(Lattke, 2004)

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Stictoponera treta.


Lattke (2004) - This species is similar to Stictoponera paso and Stictoponera binghamii in the key. It may be further separated from S. paso by the larger size (HL > 1.6; WL > 2.3 mm) of S. paso. Also, the petiolar node of G. paso has a very broad dorsal margin, higher posterad than anterad, and the subpetiolar process has a posterior blunt angle. S. treta is slightly larger than S. binghamii, which has occipital lobes and a lamellate humeral angle.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 21.96211111° to 4.95°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Queen and male are unknown.


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

  • treta. Gnamptogenys treta Lattke, 2004: 153, fig. 37 (w.) BORNEO (East Malaysia: Sabah).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 1 paratype worker.
    • Type-locality: holotype Malaysia: Sabah, 7 km. N Tembunen, 700 m., 20.v.1989, no. 32a (I. Löbl & D. Burckhardt); paratype with same data.
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Combination in Stictoponera: Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 12.
    • Status as species: Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 35; Liu, C. Guénard, et al. 2015: 39; Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 12.
    • Distribution: Malaysia (Sabah).

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Scape mostly smooth with scattered piligerous punctae; occipital lobe absent; subpetiolar process projecting anterad as sharply pointed triangular lobe; sternum of fourth abdominal segment mostly smooth with sparse punctae; metacoxal tooth low and triangular.



Lattke 2004 Gnamptogenys fig 36-37

Metrics. Holotype: HL 1.43, HW 1.18, ML 0.86, SL 1.34, ED 0.22, WL 2.08 mm. CI 0.83, SI 1.14, MI 0.73, OI 0.19. Head subquadrate in frontal view, widest anterad, lateral margins convex, posterior margin concave, anterior margin of clypeal lamella medially triangular with bluntly angular sides; frons and vertex densely foveolate; clypeus longitudinally strigulose with strigulae extending onto lamella; scape mostly smooth with scattered piligerous punctae; occipital lobes absent; occipital lamella well developed, convex. Pronotum foveolate, humeral angle small; anepisterum cuneiform, mostly smooth with scattered punctae; katepisternum foveolate with rugosity along posteroventral margin; metapleuron smooth anterodorsally, posteroventrally strigulose-punctate; propodeal declivity mostly smooth with transverse strigulae anterad; mesosomal dorsum foveolate, without transverse sutures, with median longitudinal smooth area. Mesosoma with convex dorsal pronotal margin in lateral view, mostly flat mesometanotum, convex dorsal propodeal margin and concave declivity. Petiolar node with subpetiolar process projecting anterad as sharply pointed triangular lobe in lateral view; postpetiolar dorsum foveolate, depressions becoming progressively smaller and less numerous posterad, sternum mostly smooth; dorsum of abdominal segment 4 mostly smooth with scattered punctulae, sternum mostly smooth with sparse punctae. Fore coxa transversely strigulose in lateral view; fore tarsus opposite strigil with row of stout setae; metacoxal tooth low, triangular. Dorsum of thorax and abdominal segments 1-4 with scattered erect to subdecumbent hairs. Head, mesosoma, petiole, and gaster ferruginous brown; mandibles, antennae, legs ferruginous.

Type Material

Holotype worker. Malaysia, Sabah, 7km N Tembunen, 700m, 20-v-1989, I. Löbl & D. Burckhardt 32a. Deposited in The Natural History Museum. Paratype. One worker in the BMNH with the same data as the holotype.


The species name alludes to its foveolate cuticle and is derived from the Greek for “perforated,” tretos.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Lattke J. E. 2004. A taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the ant genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). University of California Publications in Entomology 122: 1-266.
  • Liu C, B. Guénard, F Hita Garcia, S. Yamane, B. Blanchard, and E. Economo. New records of ant species from Yunnan, China. Submitted to Zookeys
  • Pfeiffer M., and D. Mezger. 2012. Biodiversity Assessment in Incomplete Inventories: Leaf Litter Ant Communities in Several Types of Bornean Rain Forest. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40729. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040864
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58