Stigmacros anthracina

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Stigmacros anthracina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Stigmacros
Species: S. anthracina
Binomial name
Stigmacros anthracina
McAreavey, 1957

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Specimen Labels


Heterick (2009) - Stigmacros anthracina is closely related to Stigmacros brachytera and Stigmacros elegans but can be recognized by the punctate-microreticulate sculpture of the mesonotum.

Keys including this Species


In the SWBP this rather uncommon ant has only been collected in the Darling Range south of Perth, but it was originally described from Mt Lofty, near Adelaide, SA.

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.

  • anthracina. Stigmacros (Campostigmacros) anthracina McAreavey, 1957: 29, figs. 95-97 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1974a: 60 (l.).

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


Type Material

  • Stigmacros (Campostigmacros) anthracina McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, 9 workers, Mt. Lofty, South Australia, Australia, Lea,A.M., ANIC32-017838, Australian National Insect Collection.
  • Stigmacros (Campostigmacros) anthracina McAreavey, 1957: Syntype, worker(s), Mt. Lofty, South Australia, Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Heterick B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 76: 1-206.