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Notostigma foreli worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Notostigmatini
Bolton, 2003
Genus: Notostigma
Emery, 1920
Type species
Camponotus carazzii
2 species

Notostigma is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae and the sole member of the tribe Notostigmatini.[2] Its two species are known only from Australia. Workers are nocturnal and forage solitarily.[3] Notostigma was first described by Emery (1920), when he erected the new genus for three species of carpenter ants (Camponotus).[4]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Notostigma". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Notostigma". AntWeb. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Taylor, R. W. (1992). "Nomenclature and Distribution of Some Australian and New Guinean Ants of the Subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)". Australian Journal of Entomology. 31: 57. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1992.tb00458.x. 
  4. ^ Emery, C. (1920). "Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres". Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels) (in French). 8: 229–260. 

External links[edit]

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