Lioponera picta

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Lioponera picta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Lioponera
Species: L. picta
Binomial name
Lioponera picta
(Clark, 1934)

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Specimen Labels



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.




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

  • picta. Phyracaces pictus Clark, 1934b: 23, pl. 2, fig. 3 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Victoria).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 27, suspect a syntype series.]
    • Type-locality: Australia: Victoria, Western Dist. (no collector’s name, perhaps J. Clark?).
    • Type-depository: MVMA.
    • Combination in Cerapachys: Brown, 1975: 23, 65;
    • combination in Lioponera: Borowiec, M.L. 2016: 164.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1975: 23; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 27; Taylor, 1987a: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 144.
    • Distribution: Australia.

Type Material