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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In print, each image hypopinera include attribution to its photographer, the specimen code of the image, and “from www. Flight period May to September. Introduction Hypoponera ants can be found around the world and are considered to be the most common and diverse Ponerinae ant species worldwide with species with 5 species in the U.

Mandibles triangular, with 4 or 5 apical teeth, followed by several small denticles.

Hypoponera punctatissima

Sobre formigues trobades en coves Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Mesopleuron smooth and shining, at most with a few scattered punctures; usually with a small reticulate patch in the extreme posteroventral corner above the mesocoxa. Herein, we report H. Zootaxa, Gorlitz75 1 Where records are known to be of H.

More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: You must log in to access this functionality. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Low Hypoponera punctatissima occurs widely across the Pacific Island region, but is mostly limited to forested habitat where it nests and forages in and around rotting logs, soil and leaf litter.


Hypoponera punctatissima

One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Perkins queen BMNH [examined]. Although Hypoponera punctatissima is considered an introduced species, it is not commonly regarded as hypoponerw pest species, and little is known about the effects the species has on native biological diversity.

Photo courtesy of http: These males mate with alate queens that then disperse to find new areas to start colonies. Foraging behaviour Feeds on very small soil living arthropods. This dispersal, in turn, leads to problems with stinging alates.

This is especially true for Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. However, it has long been resident in North Europe and head capsules presumed to be of this species have been recorded from sewage mud deposited about years ago in North England.

Diagnosis among workers of introduced and commonly intercepted ants in the United States. Skip to main content. Reddish yellow to dark brown; mesosoma and gaster thickly pubescent, finely and closely punctured. Roger ZMHB [not seen]. Queens often fly in large numbers, stinging pnctatissima they land on human skin if they are touched, trapped under clothing, or stuck in sweat.

This species was also nesting directly in moist soil under a dead palm tree where organic materials are found. General Description Diagnostic features of the worker Total length from 2. Hypoponera punctatissima Roger, Specimen labels.

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First published Florida record: Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 5: Charsley OXUM [not seen]. Waist with one segment petiole Gaster armed with sting Frontal lobes present Frontal lobes relatively narrow Mandibles triangular, with many teeth of different sizes Hind tibia with pectinate spur present and simple spur absent Antennal scape not reaching or exceeding posterior margin of head.


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A contaminant in hospitals Grey et al. The subpetiolar process in Hypoponera lacks the anterior translucent fenestra or window and bilaterally paired small teeth that essentially characterize Ponera. The more modern spread of H. It is hypopinera common introduced species in south and central Florida. Acknowledgements Citations Site map Privacy. It is possible that for that reason H. Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. The South American records are as follows: Mandibles triangular; with more than 7 teeth and denticles.

Hypoponera punctatissimalateral view of a queen MS, Jackson Co. Generate a pumctatissima friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Pest Status A contaminant in hospitals Grey et al. Mandibles triangular, with many teeth of different sizes. Ponera punctatissima Roger Hym. Metanotal groove deeply incised across dorsum of mesosoma; mesonotum with a well-defined posterior margin.