Heterick (2009) - Stigmacros brachytera and Stigmacros elegans are two jet-black ants with an oblique propodeum. In S. brachytera the head is rather flattened and the eyes are small. Stigmacros elegans has relatively large eyes and the head is not so flattened.
Keys including this Species
Heterick (2009) - Stigmacros elegans occurs in the Perth region and can be found throughout WA.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- elegans. Stigmacros elegans McAreavey, 1949: 3, figs. 68-70 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in S. (Campostigmacros): McAreavey, 1957: 31.
- Holotype, worker, Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia, Armstrong,J., ANIC32-017840, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Paratype, 11 workers, 6 queens, Bogan River, Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia.
- Heterick, B. E. 2009. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206. PDF
- McAreavey, J. 1949. Australian Formicidae. New genera and species. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 74: 1-25 (page 3, figs. 68-70 worker, queen described)
- McAreavey, J. 1957. Revision of the genus Stigmacros Forel. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vic. 21: 7-64 (page 31, Combination in S. (Campostigmacros))