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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Temperature may be a potential control tool, e. In print, each image must include attribution to its photographer, the specimen code of the image, and “from www. The following information is derived from Barry Bolton’s New General Cataloguea catalogue of the world’s ants.
The ants Hymenoptera, Formicidae of western Texas. Perkins queen BMNH [examined].
However, in the US, this species does not appear to be widespread or common, except in Florida where it is an occasional nuisance pest. The South American records are as follows: Catalog of Hymenoptera in America north of Mexico. Another nest was found among old moist leaf sheaths surrounding the trunk base of a date palm tree. In southern Florida it is hypopojera 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 punctztissima.
Queens often fly in large numbers, stinging when they land on human skin if they are punxtatissima, trapped under clothing, or stuck in sweat. Views Read View source View history.
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. Queens and punctatissiima workers have also been captured individually by general herbage sweeping or in woodlands. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 3: With the possible exception of Monomorium pharaonis Linnaeus Myrmicinaewhich is essentially cosmopolitan, H.
Hypoponera punctatissima – PIAkey factsheet
A widespread ponerine tramp-species, this small ant can be found nesting in settings that vary from litter, soil, and rotten wood in forests to disturbed sites such as gardens and fields. It was also observed nesting under a stone next to a dragon blood tree.
Where records are known to be of H. 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. A punctatissimaa in hospitals Grey et al. Distribution see map Found in a hotel in Dunedin in July and likely present at least 6 months earlier.
The apterous males remain in the nest. Literature Cited Baroni Urbani, C. The Formicidae Hymenoptera of Fennoscandia and Denmark. This page was last modified on 2 Decemberat Origin The origin of this pantropical tramp ant is unclear, and there hypoponerra unresolved questions related to its real name.
Hypoponera punctatissimalateral view of a queen MS, Jackson Co. Occurrences in Denmark and Fennoscandia have been summarised by Skott 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 the gaster.
One node petiole present, thick in lateral view, with anterior and posterior faces nearly parallel, very weakly converging, and with a broadly rounded to nearly flat dorsal face.