HYPOPONERA PUNCTATISSIMA PDF

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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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.

Hypoponera punctatissima

It is an underground species with wingless worker-like males and only the alate gynes are likely to be seen above ground. There is some dispute as hy;oponera whether this should be treated as a native species because it is most often come across in greenhouses and other permanently heated buildings but there is evidence for its presence years ago in northern Britain Seifert, and colonies have occasionally been discovered a long way from human habitation.

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The similar species H. It is a little smaller than punctatissima and can be separated in the gynes by measuring head width and hypoponer length. It has a tropical or sub-tropical origin and cannot survive outdoors in Britain. It has an unusual flight period of November to February.

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The map therefore probably combines records for both species. Where records are known to be of H. This species has been found in greenhouses and punctatissjma that are permanently heated and also in outdoor waste spoils warmed by fermentation or decay. Colonies are underground and can be polydomous usually containing several queens, a few males and around workers.

Skip to main content. 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 the gaster.

A cosmopolitan species distributed throughout Europe, the tropics and sub-tropics. Status in Britain only Not regarded as scarce or threatened.

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Hypoponera punctatissima

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. Flight period May to September. Foraging behaviour Feeds on very small soil living arthropods. Nesting biology Puncctatissima are underground and can be polydomous usually containing several queens, a few males and around workers.

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