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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Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Description and notes 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 hypoponefa gaster. Dalla Torre, PDF: Habitat This species has been found in greenhouses and buildings that are permanently heated and also in outdoor waste spoils warmed by fermentation or decay.

Hypoponera punctatissima

The global distribution, biology and reasons for ecological success was reviewed by Delabie and Blard Hypoponera punctatissima is reported to have been following humans for a very long time, having arrived in Western Europe by 1, A.

Bolton and Fisher – H.

Finally, the queen of H. Impression that extends back along midline of head from the frontal lobes reaches at least the midlength of the vertex and usually further. The ants of Punctatissimq Hymenoptera: In print, each image must include attribution to its photographer, the specimen code of the image, and “from pynctatissima.

Mandibles triangular; with more than 7 teeth and denticles. Frontal furrow continued as a fine line to near occipital margin. Color brownish yellow to dark brown approaching black. General Description Diagnostic features of the worker Total length from 2.


In the southeastern United States H.

Weber not in MCZC, presumed lost. They use their sting to prey on small invertebrates. Pest Status A contaminant in hospitals Grey et al. Very difficult to control as the whereabouts of colonies very difficult to determine www8. With the possible exception of Monomorium pharaonis Linnaeus Myrmicinaewhich is essentially cosmopolitan, H. However, in the US, this species does not appear to be widespread or common, except in Florida where it is an occasional nuisance pest.

New data on the occurrence of ants of the subfamily Ponerinae Hymenoptera, Formicidae in Poland. Bolton and Fisher – As well as the usual workers hypoponrea alate queens, it also produces ergatoid queens and dimorphic large and small ergatoid males, but never the usual alate male form.

Delabie and Blard propose that H. Views Read View source View history. Hypoponera punctatissimadorsal view of a worker FL, Jefferson Co. Winged queens are produced in moderate numbers throughout the year www8. The zoogeography of Israel.

Hypoponera punctatissima | Ant factsheets | Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research

First published Florida record: Propodeal declivity rounds into the sides, without sharp marginations or carinae. Frontal lobes present Frontal lobes relatively narrow. Ventral lobe of petiole simple without tooth-like process: Frontal lobes relatively narrow. In southern Florida it is often found in rotten logs and large grass tussocks, and especially in accumulations of organic matter, such as grass clippings or compost, often in open or disturbed sites.


Hind tibia with pectinate spur present and simple spur absent. Possibly Central Asia the native place of the domestic horse Delabie and Blard, Hypoponera punctatissimadorsal view of a queen MS, Jackson Co. Pacific Insects Monograph, 14, Occurrences in Denmark and Fennoscandia have been summarised by Skott There are several species included in PIAkey that bear close resemblance to H.

Lectotype of Ponera breviceps: Hypoponera punctatissimafull face view of a queen MS, Jackson Co. The two species are quite similar, and Japan happens to be one of the few well-studied areas hypopnera puntatissima does not occur as a tramp.

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Overall coloration orangish-brown to brown, antennae and legs yellowish brown. Males are ergatoid wingless and worker-like ; these can be distinguished by the presence of genitalia, and 13 antennal segments. Status in Britain only Not regarded as scarce or threatened. Stings are usually from winged queens that become trapped beneath clothing or in sweat. However, colonies punctxtissima been recorded outside in England, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Finland from fermenting rubbish dumps, waste tips, punctatissoma heaps and deep mines away from buildings.

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