Diacamma intricatum

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Diacamma intricatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Diacamma
Species: D. intricatum
Binomial name
Diacamma intricatum
(Smith, F., 1857)

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Specimen Label

At a Glance • Gamergate  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Thailand.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • intricatum. Ponera intricata Smith, F. 1857a: 67 (w.) BORNEO. Combination in Diacamma: Mayr, 1862: 718. Current subspecies: nominal plus kershawi.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera intricata

A worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History, labelled as type by Donisthorpe, from “SAR” (= Sarawak) also bears a label that appears to be in Kirby’s handwriting, “Polyrhachis intricata.”

In The Natural History Museum is a similarly mounted specimen, also labelled “SAR,” but without further data. Blue “syntype” discs have been attached to each of these specimens.



  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 718, Combination in Diacamma)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 67, worker described)