family

FORMICIDAE

subfamily

Ponerinae

genus

Hypoponera


ITIS

 

Hypoponera bondroiti

Hymenoptera On-Line

 

Hypoponera bondroiti

FORMIS

 

Hypoponera bondroiti



species

Hypoponera bondroiti


Japanese Name

Tobi-nise-hari-ari

Original Reference

Forel, A. (1911) Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1911: 285-312.

Synonym

Ponera ergatandria subsp. Bondroiti Forel, 1911, Ponera bondroiti Forel: Santschi, 1937, Hypoponera bondroiti (Forel): Onoyama, 1989,

Description

Total length of workers around 2.5 mm. Body color yellow to reddish brown. Scapes not reaching median posterior border of head. Eyes each with 1 - 3 facets, situated at the sides of the head, somewhat separated from posterior margin of clypeus (the distance between anterior margins of eyes and posterior margin of clypeus is 3 - 4 times eye diameter). Petiole narrow, twice as broad as long. Subpetiolar process subtriangular.

Remarks

H. bondroiti nests in the soil. A rare species. It was cited as "Hypoponera sp. 7" in "A List of the Ants of Japan with Common Japanese Names" (Myrmecological Society of Japan Editorial Committee, 1988).
Nests in the soil. Polygynic and polycalic. Two types of queen are present, winged and apterous. Males are also dimorphic, they may be, large, apterous and dark brown, or small, apterous and yellow.

Distribution

Hokkaido (shore of Lake Kussharo), Nansei Is (Okinawa I.), Daito Is (Kita-daito I., Minami-daito I.), Ogasawara Is (Chichi-jima I., Nishi-jima I.); Taiwan, Belgium (possibly introduced elsewhere from tropical America).

References

  • Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1911: 285-312.
  • Fourmis du Japon et de Formose. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 77: 361-388.
  • Onoyama, K. (1989). Three ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) new to Hokkaido, Japan. . Jpn. J. Ent., 57, 604.
  • Myrmecological Society of Japan, Editorial Committee (ed.) (Ed.). (1988). A list of the ants of Japan with common Japanese names. The Myrmecological Society of Japan, Tokyo.

Editor

Original text by Keiichi Onoyama and Mamoru Terayama. Revised by Masashi Yoshimura. English translation by Keiichi Onoyama, edited by Robert W. Taylor.