Stigmacros termitoxena

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Stigmacros termitoxena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Melophorini
Genus: Stigmacros
Species: S. termitoxena
Binomial name
Stigmacros termitoxena
Wheeler, W.M., 1936

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Stigmacros termitoxena, thus named because the original colony was associated with a termite mound, is a large Stigmacros found in the more northern parts of the SWBP as well as regions to the north of the Province. (Heterick 2009)


Keys including this Species


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.

  • termitoxena. Stigmacros termitoxenus Wheeler, W.M. 1936d: 215, fig. 9 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in S. (Cyrtostigmacros): McAreavey, 1957: 37.

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

  • Heterick B. E., B. Durrant, and N. R. Gunawardene. 2010. The ant fauna of the Pilbara Bioregion, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 78: 157-167.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1936. Ecological relations of ponerine and other ants to termites. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 71: 159-243.