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Overview of species Hypoponera punctatissima from AntWeb. Hypoponera punctatissima is a small brown ant with a functioning sting, a single substantial petiole and a constriction between the first and second segments of. Hypoponera punctatissima occurs widely across the Pacific Island region, but is mostly limited to forested habitat where it nests and forages in and around.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton’s New General Cataloguea catalogue of the world’s ants. Workers are carnivorous, forage mostly underground, and are very rarely seen. No video is available for this species.

The worldwide transport of ants: Whitehouse and Joe A. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 3: Impression that extends back along midline of head from the frontal lobes reaches at least the midlength of the vertex and usually further. Pacific Insects Monograph Status in Britain only Not regarded as scarce or threatened. This species, as with most Ponerini, is mainly carnivorous on small arthropods Collingwood Hypoponera punctatissima can be distinguished by 1 the petiolar node, which in profile is hupoponera shorter and higher LPeI 43—53 ; and 2 in dorsal view the petiolar node is relatively shorter from front to back, DPeI — Dalla Torre, PDF: The Formicidae Hymenoptera of Fennoscandia and Denmark.

Rauden now Rudy, Opole Prov. This ant belongs to a taxonomically confuse group which includes the taxa gleadowi and ergatandriathe latter has been sometimes considered as punctatissia synonym of H. Nesting biology Colonies are underground and can be polydomous usually containing several queens, a few males and around workers.


Hypoponera punctatissima

In print, each image must punctatisima attribution to its photographer, the specimen code of the image, and “from www. It is often retrieved from litter and topsoil samples in forests, and also from rotten wood, but it seems particularly frequent in areas disturbed by human activities, especially in gardens, plantations and crop fields.

Hypoponera opaciceps has longer antennal scapes that reach or exceed the posterior margin of the headand the antennal scapes of H. Zootaxa, The forward sections of the frontal lobes and antennal sockets are very close together and are separated by at most a very narrow rearward extension of the clypeus.

There are actually two morphs of flightless males in this species, but punctqtissima winged males that anybody has seen.

Gaster punctattissima with sting. Canada, United States AntWiki. The similar species H. Collected most commonly using these methods: Another nest was found among old moist leaf sheaths surrounding the trunk base of a date palm tree.

The subpetiolar process in Hypoponera lacks the anterior translucent fenestra or window and bilaterally hyppoponera small teeth that essentially characterize Ponera. Ant fauna of the French and Venezuelan Islands in the Caribbean, Africa – Eastern Africa – Reunion. Serra IZUC [not seen].

Ponera punctatissima Roger, This page has been accessed 22, times. Rural breeding populations of Hypoponera punctatissima Roger Hym. The ants of Polynesia Hymenoptera: Clypeus without longitudinal carinae.

Possibly Central Asia the native place of the domestic horse Delabie and Blard, Males are ergatoid wingless and worker-like ; these can be distinguished by the presence of genitalia, and 13 antennal segments. Les fourmis Hymenoptera, Formicidae d’Europe occidentale et septentrionale.


Hypoponera punctatissima (Roger, )

Measurements from Bolton and Fisherdescription from Bolton and Fisher and from photos of specimens on AntWeb. Deyrup, Davis and Cover unpublished – This species occurs in small colonies in a variety of moist or well-drained habitats. Waist single segmented, petiolar node subrectangular, about as wide as tall broadly rounded apically, with numerous short, erect setae present anteriorly, dorsally, and posteriorly and glabrous and shiny laterally; subpetiolar process simple, rounded.

Base of cinctus of second gastral tergite smooth and shining in dorsal view, without cross-ribs. Winged queens are produced in moderate numbers throughout the year www8. Pacific Insects Monograph, 14, MacGown and Ryan J. In Florida, Hypoponera punctatissima may occur in enormous punctatissims, especially in highly disturbed areas such as urban, suburban, roadsides and improved pastures, and may have considerable impact on some native species Deyrup et al.

This species nests under stones or hypoponeera the soil. Antennae segmented, including an indistinct 3-segmented club; antennal scapes short, not reaching posterior margin of head when laid straight back. Don’t need the entire report?