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Species: Cataulacus flagitiosus   Smith, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Cataulacus flagitiosus Smith, 1862a PDF: 49 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Indomalaya. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Indonesia: Sulawesi (“Celebes”), Tondano (A.R. Wallace). Primary type depository: OXUM. Type notes: Holotype is assured but is mislabelled SAR5 (where SAR = Sarawak). This species has only been collected in Sulawesi. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Smith, F., 1861, Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the Islands of Ceram, Celebes, Ternate, and Gilolo., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 6, pp. 36-48

1. Cataulacus flagitiosusHNS.

C. niger; capite striato, angulis posticis spinosis; thorace spinis duabus acutis elongatis armato; abdomine cordato. Worker. Length 2 1 / 2 lines. Opake-black; the head and thorax above, with a coarse irregular striation, intermixed with a rough granulation, the margins of the head crenulated, the posterior angles acute and slightly produced. Thorax armed posteriorly with two stout diverging spines. Abdomen oblong-cordate, finely and irregularly striated; sprinkled with distant short white erect setae; the nodes of the peduncle rugose.

Hab, Celebes (Tondano).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 1219 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 1980-04-03 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: paratype of Cataulacus flagitiosus: casent0901454

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