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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Pest Status A contaminant in hospitals Grey et al. The more modern spread of H.
Ponera punctatissima Roger Hym. Frontal lobes hypoponerx narrow. See Delabie and Blard for additional distribution records. The key to the housefly-like success of H.
Mandibles with strong teeth towards apex and numerous smaller denticles posteriorly. There are several species included in PIAkey that bear close resemblance to H. More often the species is detected by flying queens the males are ergatoid. Charsley OXUM [not seen]. Diagnosis among workers of introduced and commonly intercepted ants in the United States.
The similar species H. General Description Diagnostic features of the worker Total length from 2.
It is a common introduced species in south and central Florida. Naturbuch Verlag, Augsburg, pp. A checklist of the ants of Arizona.
On the Puncyatissima continent, H. Bolton and Fisher – H. Maximum width of first gastral tergite in dorsal view less than the width of the second tergite at its midlength.
Hypoponera punctatissima – AntWiki
Africa – Eastern Africa – Reunion. Hypoponera punctatissima is a small brown ant with a functioning sting, a single substantial punctatisima and a constriction between the first and second segments of the gaster.
Perkins queen BMNH [examined]. CanadaUnited States.
Another species more easily confused with H. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp.
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. 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.
Mandibles triangular; with more than 7 teeth and denticles. Hypoponera species can be identified by having a waist with only one distinct segment; gaster being narrowly connected to the waist; presence of a sting; apex of gaster pointed downwards or posteriorly; frontal lobes covering antennal insertion point; head and body relatively smooth; mandibles triangular; only one pectinate spur on hind tarsi; and subpetiolar process simple and not toothed.
Serra IZUC [not seen].
Hyppoponera takes place in the nest. Hypoponera punctatissima Roger, Specimen labels. Queens often fly in large numbers, stinging when they land on human skin if they are touched, trapped under clothing, or stuck in sweat.
Hypoponera opaciceps has longer antennal scapes that reach or exceed the posterior margin of the headand the antennal scapes of H. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8: Services on Demand Journal.