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Species: Iridomyrmex rubriceps   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Iridomyrmex gracilis r. rubriceps Forel, 1902j PDF: 468 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Heterick & Shattuck, 2011 PDF: 130.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in wet sclerophyll, 2 times found in E. maculata open forest, 2 times found in sandstone scrub, 1 times found in Savanna woodland, 1 times found in 2nd growth Eucalyptus woodland, 1 times found in Abandoned pasture, 1 times found in dry sclerophyll, ranges, 1 times found in edge wet sclerophyll/rainforest, 1 times found in Mallee saltbush plain, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times under rock, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times foraging on trunk of Eucalyptus, 1 times foraging on Banksia, 1 times E.maculata, under rock, 1 times deep hole in ground under log, 1 times with mimic Zodatiid, 1 times under flat stone, 1 times under flat rock, 1 times tending J.evagoras, 1 times soil bank, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times ex sample jars smeared with honey, 1 times By hand, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times traps.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 500 meters, 185 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Iridomyrmex rubriceps: casent0903080, casent0909534; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Iridomyrmex gracilis rubriceps linae: casent0911556; unpublished name: Iridomyrmex procerus: casent0909554; unpublished name: Iridomyrmex pucerulus: focol2819, focol2820, focol2821, focol2822, focol2823, focol2824

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