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white-footed ant

Scientific Name
Technomyrmex jocosus
Scientific Author
Forel 1910
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Identification: The mandibles have 7–10 large teeth and 2–15 denticles. The front margin of the clypeus has a broad, shallow concavity in the middle, or has a distinct central notch.

The petiolar scale is reduced or absent. Length 3.0 to 3.4 mm; antennae 12-segmented; mandibles with 10 teeth and numerous denticles; petiolar node is flattened;

colour of body black or dark brown, legs pale.

This species can be distinguished from T. albipes as:

T. albipes:

With head in profile the dorsum behind the level of the posterior margin of the eye without setae (i.e. setae on the dorsum of the head are restricted to the frontal carinae).

T. jocosus

With head in profile the dorsum behind the level of the posterior margin of the eye with setae.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
17/08/2006 02:49 AEST
Last Updated
06/07/2010 16:45 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) white-footed ant (Technomyrmex jocosus) Updated on 7/6/2010 4:45:08 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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