Stigmatomma zwaluwenburgi

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Stigmatomma zwaluwenburgi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Amblyoponinae
Tribe: Amblyoponini
Genus: Stigmatomma
Species: S. zwaluwenburgi
Binomial name
Stigmatomma zwaluwenburgi
(Williams, 1946)

Amblyopone zwaluwenburgi casent0173925 profile 1.jpg

Amblyopone zwaluwenburgi casent0173925 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

At a Glance • Limited invasive  


  • Hamer et al. (2023), Fig. 17. Stigmatomma zwaluwenburgi, comparing A) CASENT0173925 (April Nobile); B) a specimen from the type locality to the original representation by Williams (1946); C) the newly collected specimens from Hong Kong (ANTWEB1010859). Pictures available from

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Christmas Island, Fiji, Hawaii (type locality).

  • Hamer et al. (2023), Fig. 2. Distribution map of Amblyoponinae species in Hong Kong (SAR), iNat = iNaturalist. A) Prionopelta kraepelini; B) Stigmatomma amblyops, S. crypticum, S. draconis; C) Stigmatomma luyiae, S. pagei, S. zwaluwenburgi; D) Stigmatomma nr. quadratum. Dark green zones indicate greater tree cover.

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.



  • Hamer et al. (2023), Fig. 16. Stigmatomma zwaluwenburgi worker (ANTWEB1010860); A) head view B) lateral view C) dorsal view.


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

  • zwaluwenburgi. Stigmatomma (Fulakora) zwaluwenburgi Williams, F.X. 1946: 639 (w.) HAWAII.
    • Type-material: holotype worker (lacks head), 1 paratype worker.
    • [Note: originally 5 workers but Williams states that “three of the five specimens collected are not now available.]
    • Type-locality: holotype Hawaii: Oahu. Honolulu, Experiment Station H.S.P.A., ii.1941(R.H. Van Zwaluwenburg); paratype with same data but 26.x.1945.
    • Type-depository: BPBM.
    • Combination in Amblyopone: Brown, 1960a: 169;
    • combination in Stigmatomma: Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012a: 19;
    • combination in Bannapone: Eguchi, et al. 2015: 84;
    • combination in Stigmatomma: Ward & Fisher, 2016: 691.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1960a: 169, 213; Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 19; Bolton, 1995b: 63; Onoyama, 1999: 158 (redescription); Framenau & Thomas, 2008: 57; Sarnat & Economo, 2012: 22; Eguchi, et al. 2015: 85 (in key).
    • Distribution: Christmas I., Fiji Is, Hawaii.

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


Type Material

Eguchi et al. (2015) - Holotype: worker, USA: Hawaii: Honolulu, ii/1941, R. H. Van Zwaluwenburg leg., not examined (but images examined: CASENT0249113 at AntWeb). Paratypes: 3 workers, same data as the holotype, not examined; 1 worker, USA: Hawaii: Honolulu, 26/x/1945, F. X. Williams leg., not examined.