Ants of Eneabba, Western Australia

The Ants of the Eneabba Sandplain in the Kwongan Heathlands of Southwestern Australia, A Global Biodiversity Hotspot

Welcome. Here we present a preliminary list of the ants of the sandplains on the basis of hand collection by various collectors over the years, systematic collection by Lubomir Bisevac in sites around the Eneabba mine and sampling of thirty five additional sites by Neil McCoy, Rob Dunn, Aaron Gove and Jonathan Majer. Identifications are by Brian Heterick on the basis of the collection of Jonathan D. Majer.


The Eneabba Sandplains are, for plants, part of the larger Kwongan Biodiversity Hotspot area. Very few of the ants of the Eneabba sandplain have ever been studied in detaiil. With time, however, we will add natural history details for those few species that have been studied. All photos are by Benoit Guenard.

The Botanical Districts:

ESP: Esperance Plains

GS: Geraldton Sandplains

MAL: Mallee

SWA: Swan Coastal Plains

 

Adlerzia froggatti (Forel)
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Amblyopone clarki Wheeler
Amblyopinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Anochetus armstrongi McAreavey
Ponerinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Anonychomyrma itinerans perthensis Forel
Dolichoderinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Aphaenogaster barbigula Wheeler
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Aphaenogaster poultoni Crawley
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Arnoldius sp. JDM 170
Dolichoderinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Calomyrmex ANIC 1 sp. JDM 190
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Camponotus chalceus Crawley
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Camponotus claripes gp. sp. JDM 63
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Camponotus claripes minimus Crawley
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Camponotus cowlei Froggatt
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Camponotus darlingtoni Wheeler
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Camponotus dryandrae McArthur & Adams
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Camponotus gibbinotus Forel
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Camponotus lownei complex sp. JDM 761
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Camponotus lownei Forel
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Camponotus macrocephalus gp. sp. JDM 927
Formicinae
   
1
   
1
Camponotus nigriceps (F. Smith)
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Camponotus oetkeri Forel
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Camponotus postcornutus Clark
Formicinae
   
1
   
1
Camponotus rufus Crawley
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Camponotus scratius Forel
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Camponotus sp. JDM 26
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Camponotus sponsorum Forel
Formicinae
   
1
   
1
Camponotus terebrans (Lowne)
Formicinae
   
1
   
1
Camponotus walkeri Forel
Formicinae
   
1
   
1
Camponotus wiederkehri gp. sp. JDM 924
Formicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Camponotus wiederkehri gp. sp. JDM 925
Formicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Cardiocondyla nuda (Mayr)*
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Cerapachys fervidus (Wheeler)
Cerapachynae
   
1
   
1
Cerapachys greavesi (Clark)
Cerapachynae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Colobostruma cerornata Brown
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Crematogaster dispar Forel
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Crematogaster frivola Forel
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Crematogaster queenslandica sp. JDM 428
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Crematogaster queenslandica sp. JDM 859
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Crematogaster sp. JDM 859
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Doleromyrma darwiniana (Forel) 
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Doleromyrma rottnestensis (Wheeler)
Dolichoderinae
   
1
   
1
Dolichoderus clusor Forel
Dolichoderinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Dolichoderus formosus Clark
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Dolichoderus reflexus Clark
Dolichoderinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Dolichoderus sp. JDM 513
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Dolichoderus sp. JDM 1106
Dolichoderinae
   
1
   
1
Dolichoderus ypsilon Forel
Dolichoderinae
   
   
1
Iridomyrmex agilis gp. sp. JDM 85
Dolichoderinae
   
1
   
1
Iridomyrmex bicknelli Emery
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Iridomyrmex bicknelli brunneus Forel
Dolichoderinae
   
1
   
1
Iridomyrmex calvus gp. sp. JDM 1069
Dolichoderinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Iridomyrmex chasei Forel
Dolichoderinae
   
1
   
1
Iridomyrmex chasei concolor Forel
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Iridomyrmex conifer Forel
Dolichoderinae
   
1
   
1
Iridomyrmex discors Forel
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Iridomyrmex dromus Clark
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Iridomyrmex exsanguis Forel
Dolichoderinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Iridomyrmex greensladei Shattuck Rhytidoponera violecia
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Iridomyrmex hartmeyeri gp. sp. JDM 849
Dolichoderinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Iridomyrmex mattiroloi splendens Clark
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Iridomyrmex rufoniger suchieri Forel
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Melophorus ANIC 3 (sp. JDM 59)
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Melophorus bruneus complex sp. JDM 472
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Melophorus insularis Wheeler
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Melophorus ludius sulla Forel
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Melophorus majeri Agosti
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Melophorus mjobergi Forel
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Melophorus potteri McAreavey
Formicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Melophorus sp. JDM 1102
Formicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Melophorus sp. JDM 176
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Melophorus sp. JDM 230
Formicinae
   
1
   
1
Melophorus sp. JDM 500
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Melophorus turneri Forel
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Melophorus turneri perthensis Wheeler 
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Meranoplus dimidiatus complex sp. JDM 423
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Meranoplus fenestratus F. Smith
Myrmicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Meranoplus ferrugineus complex sp. JDM 424
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Meranoplus oceanicus F. Smith
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Meranoplus rugosus Crawley
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Meranoplus sp. JDM 423
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Meranoplus sp. JDM 424
Myrmicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Meranoplus sp. JDM 673
Myrmicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Meranoplus sp. JDM 74
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Meranoplus sp. JDM 866
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Meranoplus sp. JDM 922
Myrmicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Meranoplus sp. JDM 1107
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Monomorium aithoderum Heterick
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Monomorium arenarium Heterick
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Monomorium brachythrix Heterick
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Monomorium decuria Heterick
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Monomorium falcatum gp. sp. JDM 1178
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Monomorium fieldi Forel
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Monomorium lacunosum Heterick
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Monomorium laeve Mayr
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Monomorium leae Forel
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Monomorium pubescens Heterick
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Monomorium rothsteini Forel
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Monomorium sordidum Forel
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Monomorium sydneyense Forel
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Myrmecia occidentalis (Clark)
Myrmeciinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Myrmecia urens complex sp. JDM 1
Myrmeciinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Myrmecia urens gp. sp. JDM 71
Myrmeciinae
   
1
   
1
Notoncus gilberti Forel
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Ochetellus glaber gp. sp. JDM 19
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Odontomachus ruficeps Smith
Ponerinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Pachycondyla (Brachyponera) lutea (Mayr)
Ponerinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Pachycondyla (Trachymesopus) rufonigra (Clark)
Ponerinae
   
1
   
1
Paratrechina minutula gp. sp. JDM 916
Formicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Pheidole ampla perthensis Crawley
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Pheidole sp. JDM 164
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Pheidole sp. near variabilis Mayr (JDM 177)
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Plagiolepis sp. JDM 189
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Plagiolepis squamulosa Wheeler
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Podomyrma adelaidae (F. Smith) Amblyopone pallipes
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Podomyrma christae (Forel)
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Podomyrma clarki (Crawley)
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) gravis Clark
Formicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) leae Forel
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. JDM 118
Formicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. JDM 1010
Formicinae
   
1
     
Rhytidoponera metallica (F. Smith) Amblyopone pallipes
Ponerinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Rhytidoponera violacea (Forel) Rhytidoponera violecia
Ponerinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Rogeria sp. JDM 639
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Solenopsis clarki Crawley
Myrmicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Stigmacros (Cyrtostigmacros) sp. JDM 1067
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Stigmacros aemula Forel
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Stigmacros reticulata Clark
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Stigmacros sp. JDM 829
Formicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Stigmacros termitoxena Wheeler
Formicinae
Swan + Geraldton
1
1
2
Strumigenys quinquedentata Crawley
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Tapinoma sp. JDM 78
Dolichoderinae
Widespread
1
1
1
1
4
Tetramorium impressum (Viehmeyer)
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Tetramorium sp. JDM 515
Myrmicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Tetramorium sp. JDM 522
Myrmicinae
Apparent Endemics
1
1
Tetramorium sp. JDM 884
Myrmicinae
   
1
   
1
Tetramorium striolatum Viehmeyer
Myrmicinae
Widespread
1
1
1
3
Total = 135 species
36
135
47
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