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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Dalla Torre, PDF: Compounding the problem, H. These males mate with alate queens that then disperse to find new areas to start colonies. The ants Hymenoptera, Formicidae of western Texas.
Ant fauna of the French and Venezuelan Islands in the Caribbean, The more modern spread of H.
Apart from having a widespread continental distribution, H. The map therefore probably combines records for both species. Nye danske fund af myren Ponera punctatissima Roger Hym.
Frontal furrow continued as a fine line to near occipital margin. Minute punctulate sculpture of puncgatissima dorsum extremely fine and superficial. This species was collected from moist soil and leaf litter under mango and date palm trees where the soil was rich in decaying organic material. The list of countries from where H. Gaster armed with sting. Bolton and Fisher – H. Fauna Saudi Arabia A contaminant in hospitals Grey et al. According to Bolton and Fisherin addition to differences in the shape hypoponeraa the petiolar node, H.
Perkins queen BMNH [examined]. New data on the occurrence of ants of the subfamily Ponerinae Hymenoptera, Formicidae in Poland. 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.
Maximum width of first gastral tergite in dorsal view less than the width of punctatissija second tergite at its midlength. Perkins intercasteand Honolulu Oahu I.
More often the species is detected by flying queens the males are ergatoid. Stings are usually from winged queens that become trapped beneath clothing or in sweat.
Head large with convex sides. However, the maintenance of permanent colonies of this ant in houses, greenhouses, and hospitals is much more recent, due to relatively constant punctatisima conditions in human settlements particularly since the Industrial Revolution.
No video is available for this species. Mesosomal dorsum mostly flat in lateral view, promesonotal and metanotal sutures present; dorsum with dense, short semi erect to erect setae; mesopleuron and sides of pronotum and propodeum smoth and shining, mostly glabrous.
Hypoponera punctatissima – AntWiki
Disc of second gastral tergite minutely punctulate, appearing weakly microreticulate in places. The tibiae of the hind legs each have a single large, comb-like pectinate spur at their tips best viewed from the front.
It is often retrieved from litter and topsoil samples in forests, and also from rotten wood, but punctatissma seems particularly frequent in areas disturbed by human activities, especially in gardens, plantations and crop fields. Colonies are underground and can be polydomous usually containing several queens, a few males and around workers. Biology This ant is a pantropical tramp, found worldwide outdoors in hypoppnera and tropical climates.
The subpetiolar process in Hypoponera lacks the anterior translucent fenestra or window and bilaterally paired small teeth that essentially characterize Ponera.
When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. hypoponer
The similar species H. Eyes minute, set forward close to mandibular insertions.
Users are advised to closely examine the photographs presented here and on Antweb before assigning a species determination. Those authors also synonymized H.