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Genus: Ochetellus   Shattuck, 1992 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

7 species, 3 subspecies

Ochetellus Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 16. Type-species: Hypoclinea glabra, by original designation. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Ochetellus references
Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 129 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 131 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995b: 293 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 77 (Australia synopsis); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 58 (south-western Australia species key); Yoshimura & Fisher, 2011 PDF: 10 (Malagasy males); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 121 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:

Ochetellus worker recruit to food. Ants in this subfamily often arrive in large numbers to resources, maintaining trails between their nest and persistent food source. Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia.
Image © Alex Wild.


   Genus is native to: Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Eastern Africa, South Africa, Southern Africa, Western Cape
Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Barrow Island, Bay of Plenty, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Northern Territory, Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Indomalaya Region: Asia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Sri Lanka
Malagasy Region: Mauritius, Reunion
Nearctic Region: Florida, North America, United States
Neotropical Region: Americas
Oceania Region: Ba, Cakaudrove, Fiji, Hawaii, Kadavu, Melanesia, Naitasiri, Namosi, Polynesia, Rewa, Tonga
Palearctic Region: China, Eastern Asia, Fukuoka, Japan, Okayama, South Korea

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