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Genus: Ochetellus   Shattuck, 1992 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 7 valid species, 3 valid 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.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)   Genus is native to: Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania, Palearctic bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: South Africa
Australasia Region: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Indomalaya Region: Indonesia
Malagasy Region: Mauritius, Reunion
Nearctic Region: United States
Oceania Region: Fiji, Hawaii, Tonga
Palearctic Region: China, Japan

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