Calyptomyrmex fragarus

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Calyptomyrmex fragarus
Calyptomyrmex fragarus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Calyptomyrmex
Species: C. fragarus
Binomial name
Calyptomyrmex fragarus
Shattuck, 2011

Calyptomyrmex fragarus side view

Calyptomyrmex fragarus top view

This uncommon Australian species has been collected in rainforest and mesophyll notophyll vine forest from both leaf litter samples and as stray ground foragers.


Shattuck (2011) - Hairs on head and body spatulate (noticeably narrower near the body and expanded distally and with a rounded tip) and gaster with low longitudinal striations running between the spatulate hairs. This species shares the longitudinal striations on the gaster with Calyptomyrmex lineolus but differs in having spatulate rather than thin hairs.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -19° to -21.06666946°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


Elevation Range

Occurrence at collecting sites during elevational surveys of rainforest in the Eungella region, Queensland, Australia (Burwell et al., 2020).
Species Elevation (m asl)
200 400 600 800 1000 1200
Calyptomyrmex fragarus 20-30 60-70 50-60
Shading indicates the bands of elevation where species was recorded.
Numbers are the percentage of total samples containing this species.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • fragarus. Calyptomyrmex fragarus Shattuck, 2011a: 10, fig. 6 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).

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



(n = 6) - CFW 0.24–0.28; CI 102–109; HL 1.17–1.24; HW 1.23–1.31; ML 1.18–1.33; MTL 0.54–0.62; PetI 153–166; PetL 0.27–0.29; PetW 0.44–0.49; PronW 0.84–0.93; SI 49–53; SL 0.63–0.67.

Mandibles indistinctly striate, more strongly basally, less so apically. Eyes with 5–6 ommatidia in greatest diameter. Propodeum in lateral view lacking angles or spines. Propodeal lobes nearly uniform in thickness, only slightly thinner anteriorly than posteriorly. Node of petiole in profile slightly higher than that of postpetiole, both nodes approximately the same volume. In dorsal view the petiolar node slightly narrower than the postpetiolar node. Head, promesonotum and petiolar and postpetiolar nodes indistinctly foveolate, superimposed with punctations which disturb and partially obscure the surface. Sides of mesosoma irregularly rugose over fine but distinct punctations. Dorsum of propodeum very finely sculptured and with several longitudinal rugae. Gaster indistinctly foveolate anteriorly fading into striate posteriorly, the entire surface superimposed with punctations. Hairs on head and body spatulate and appressed. Clypeal fork with spatulate hairs only. Colour dull red-brown, the legs and sometimes the gaster slightly lighter.

Type Material


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Shattuck S. O. 2011. Revision of the ant genus Calyptomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in South-east Asia and Oceania. Zootaxa 2743:1-26.