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Lordomyrma furcifera casent0172482 profile 1.jpg
L. furcifera worker form Papua New Guinea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Lordomyrma
Emery, 1897
Type species
Lordomyrma furcifera[note 1]
Emery, 1897
34 species

Prodicroaspis Emery, 1914
Promeranoplus Emery, 1914

Lordomyrma is a genus of ants in the subfamily Myrmicinae.[4]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The genus is known principally from Melanesia and Australia, with the one exception to this otherwise circumscribed distribution being the single species L. azumai from Japan. Most species are denizens of the leaf litter in wet forest habitat, but some are known to nest and forage arboreally.[5]


Members of the genus are small and inconspicuous, maintain colonies of modest size and tend to be shy and retiring when disturbed.[5]



  1. ^ The type species is Lordomyrma furcifera (by subsequent designation of Wheeler (1911)),[1] not Podomyrma caledonica, an incorrect subsequent designation by Wheeler (1919).[2][3]


  1. ^ Wheeler, W. M. (1911), "A list of the type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 21: 157–175, doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1911.tb56932.x 
  2. ^ a b Bolton, B. (2014). "Lordomyrma". AntCat. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Wheeler, W. M. (1919), "The ant genus Lordomyrma Emery", Psyche, 26: 97–106, doi:10.1155/1919/78258 
  4. ^ "Genus: Lordomyrma". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Lucky, Andrea; Sarnat, Eli M. (2008), "New species of Lordomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Southeast Asia and Fiji." (PDF), Zootaxa, 1681: 37–46 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Lordomyrma at Wikimedia Commons