Opisthopsis

Haddon’s strobe ant Opisthopsis haddoni, copyright Ajay Narendra.

Belongs within: Camponotini.

Opisthopsis, strobe ants, is an Australasian genus of formicine ants with very large eyes placed high on the head at the posterior corners of the capsule.

Opisthopsis Emery 1893 [=Myrmecopsis Smith 1865 non Newman 1850] TB85
    |–*O. respiciens (Smith 1865) [=Formica (*Myrmecopisis) respiciens] TB85
    |    |–O. r. respiciens TB85
    |    `–O. r. moestus Wheeler 1918 TB85
    |–O. diadematus Wheeler 1918 TB85
    |    |–O. d. diadematus TB85
    |    `–O. d. dubius Wheeler 1918 TB85
    |–O. haddoni Emery 1893 TB85
    |    |–O. h. haddoni TB85
    |    `–O. h. rufoniger Forel 1910 TB85
    |–O. lienosus Wheeler 1918 TB85
    |–O. major Forel 1902 TB85
    |–O. maurus Wheeler 1918 TB85
    |–O. pictus Emery 1895 TB85
    |    |–O. p. pictus TB85
    |    |–O. p. bimaculatus Wheeler 1918 TB85
    |    |–O. p. lepidus Wheeler 1918 TB85
    |    `–O. p. palliatus Wheeler 1918 TB85
    `–O. rufithorax Emery 1895 TB85

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[TB85] Taylor, R. W., & D. R. Brown. 1985. Formicoidea. In: Walton, D. W. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 2. Hymenoptera: Formicoidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea pp. 1–149. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

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