Myrmicaria arachnoides

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Myrmicaria arachnoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Myrmicaria
Species: M. arachnoides
Binomial name
Myrmicaria arachnoides
(Smith, F., 1857)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • arachnoides. Heptacondylus arachnoides Smith, F. 1857a: 72 (w.q.) BORNEO. Mayr, 1867a: 114 (m.). Combination in Myrmicaria: Mayr, 1867a: 113. Senior synonym of longipes: Mayr, 1863: 423. Current subspecies: nominal plus adpressipilosa, latinoda, lutea, luteiventris. See also: Karavaiev, 1935a: 77.
  • longipes. Heptacondylus longipes Smith, F. 1858b: 142 (w.) BORNEO. Junior synonym of arachnoides: Mayr, 1863: 423.

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

Heptacondylus arachnoides

One worker syntype and one queen syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR. 11.”



  • Karavaiev, V. 1935a. Neue Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet, nebst Revision einiger Formen. Treubia 15: 57-118 (page 77, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 13: 385-460 (page 423, Senior synonym of longipes)
  • Mayr, G. 1867a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicidarum Indo-Neerlandicarum. Tijdschr. Entomol. 10: 33-117 (page 114, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1867a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicidarum Indo-Neerlandicarum. Tijdschr. Entomol. 10: 33-117 (page 113, Combination in Myrmicaria)
  • 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 72, worker, queen described)