Stigmatomma mulanae

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Stigmatomma mulanae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Stigmatomma
Species: S. mulanae
Binomial name
Stigmatomma mulanae
(Xu, Z., 2000)

Bannapone mulanae casent0104980 profile 1.jpg

Bannapone mulanae casent0104980 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

Stigmatomma mulanae is known from the single holotype queen. The specimen was collected from a soil sample in semi-evergreen monsoon forest.


Keys including this Species


Known only from Yunnan Province, China.

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 21.42463° to 21.42463°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.




Workers and males have not been collected.



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

  • mulanae. Bannapone mulanae Xu, 2000b: 301, figs. 10-12 (q.) CHINA (Yunnan).
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • Type-locality: China: Yunnan Prov., Mengla County, Manzhuang Village, 900 m., 10.iii.1998, No. A98-418, soil sample, semi-evergreen monsoon forest (T. Liu).
    • Type-depository: SFCY.
    • Combination in Stigmatomma: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.
    • Status as species: Zhou & Ran, 2010: 102; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23 Guénard, et al. 2013: 373; Eguchi, et al. 2015: 85 (in key); Hsu, F. et al. 2017: 91 (in key).
    • Distribution: China.

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



Holotype dealate female: TL 2.1, HL 0.38, HW 0.32, CI 84, SL 0.20, SI 63, PW 0.28, AL 0.58, ED 0.08, ML 0.30, PL 0.14, DPW 0.20, PH 0.19, LPI 136, DPI 105. Head rectangular and depressed, longer than broad, slightly broader anteriorly. Occipital margin weakly emarginate in the middle. Occipital corners roundly prominent. Lateral sides nearly straight. Mandibles long triangular, inner margin distinctly shorter than masticatory margin. Masticatory margin with 3 teeth, the apical tooth long and acute, bifid at most apex, then followed by 2 blunt finger-like teeth, which slightly expended at apex. Clypeus very narrow and transverse, anterior margin weakly convex. Antennae short, 11-segmented, apex of scape reached to 1/ 2 of the distance from antennal socket to occipital corner, funiculi 3- 9 broader than long. Eyes moderate large, situated at the midlength of the side of the head. Ocelli present. Alitrunk with full complement of flight sclerites and certainly winged when virgin. In profile view dorsum of alitrunk evenly convex. Dorsum of Propodeum slightly depressed, posterodorsal corner rounded, declivity depressed vertically. In

Holotype Specimen Labels

profile view petiolar node roughly rectangular and higher than long, broadly attached to first gastral segment, anterodorsal corner roundly prominent. Subpetiolar process narrow, cuneiform. Gaster large, roughly cylindrical, segments with the similar length, constriction between the 2 basal segments indistinct. Sting long and functional. Mandibles finely rugulose, less shining .Head, alitrunk, petiole and gaster densely and finely punctured and relatively dull, gaster weakly punctured and more shining. Dorsum of head and body, and appendages with abundant decumbent pubescences, erect hairs very sparse and absent on scapes and tibiae. Body in color yellowish brown. Eyes, ocelli area and tegulae black.

Type Material

Holotype: dealate female, No.A98- 418, 900 m, Manzhuang Village, Mengla County, Yunnan Province, collected from a soil sample in semi-evergreen monsoon forest, 1998-III-10 ( LIU Tai-Yong). The type specimens are deposited in the Insect Collection, Faculty of Resources, Southwest Forestry College, Kunming,Yunnan Province, P1 R1 China.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Eguchi K., B. T. Viet, S. Yamane, and M. Terayama. 2015. Redefinition of the genus Bannapone and description of B. cryptica sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae). Zootaxa 4013 (1): 77-86.
  • Xu Z. H. 2000. Two new genera of ant subfamilies Dorylinae and Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Yunnan, China. Zoological Research 21: 297-302.