Stigmacros pilosella

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Stigmacros pilosella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Stigmacros
Species: S. pilosella
Binomial name
Stigmacros pilosella
(Viehmeyer, 1925)

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Specimen Labels

Typically found in litter.


Heterick (2009) – Stigmacros stanleyi and Stigmacros pilosella are two reddish brown species which have erect setae on the mesosoma, and non-marginal as well as marginal setae on the tergites of the gaster. The propodeum in S. stanleyi is truncate and rather square in dorsal view, whereas the propodeum in S. pilosella is oblique and identical with that of S. epinotalis.

Keys including this Species


Heterick (2009) - Within the SWBP Stigmacros pilosella is typically part of the Stigmacros fauna of the wheatbelt and goldfields regions. This ant also occur interstate and was described from NSW.

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.

  • pilosella. Acantholepis (Stigmacros) pilosella Viehmeyer, 1925a: 33 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in Stigmacros (Campostigmacros): McAreavey, 1957: 30.

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


Type Material


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.