Stigmacros elegans

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Stigmacros elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Stigmacros
Species: S. elegans
Binomial name
Stigmacros elegans
McAreavey, 1949

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Specimen labels


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.

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.

  • elegans. Stigmacros elegans McAreavey, 1949: 3, figs. 68-70 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in S. (Campostigmacros): McAreavey, 1957: 31.

Type Material

  • 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.