Echinopla pallipes

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Echinopla pallipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Echinopla
Species group: melanarctos
Species: E. pallipes
Binomial name
Echinopla pallipes
Smith, F., 1857

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Specimen labels

Specimens have been collected in dipterocarp forest and lower montane mixed dipterocarp forest.


Zettel and Laciny (2015) - Echinopla pallipes is similar to Echinopla melanarctos, but smaller (TL ca. 6 mm), and has pale legs, lower tubercles on head and mesosoma and strongly reduced tubercles on gaster tergite 1 (only anteriorly present). It differs from Echinopla tritschleri and Echinopla cherapunjiensis by the posterior position of the eyes, and from Echinopla circulus by the sculpture of the gaster tergite 1. See also notes for E. circulus.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

  • pallipes. Echinopla pallipes Smith, F. 1857a: 80 (w.) BORNEO. Forel, 1913k: 133 (q.). [Misspelled as pallidipes by Dalla Torre, 1893: 272; Emery, 1925b: 211.]

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

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR. 13” and with a Donisthorpe type-label.