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Genus: Ochetellus   Shattuck, 1992 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

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).

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.

Afrotropical Region: South Africa
Australasia Region: Australian Capital Territory, Barrow Island, Bay of Plenty, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Western Australia
Indomalaya Region: Philippines, Sri Lanka
Malagasy Region: Mauritius, Reunion
Nearctic Region: Florida
Oceania Region: Ba, Cakaudrove, Fiji, Hawaii, Kadavu, Naitaisri, Naitasiri, Namosi
Palearctic Region: China, Fukuoka, Japan

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