family

FORMICIDAE

subfamily

Ponerinae

genus

Hypoponera


ITIS

 

Hypoponera gleadowi

Hymenoptera On-Line

 

Hypoponera gleadowi

FORMIS

 

Hypoponera gleadowi



species

Hypoponera gleadowi


Japanese Name

Fushinaga-nise-hari-ari

Original Reference

Emery, C. (1895) Sopra alcune formiche della fauna Mediterranea. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (5) 5: 59-75.

Synonym

Ponera gleadowi Forel in Emery, 1895, Ponera gleadowii Forel: Forel, 1900, Ponera japonica r. formosae Forel, 1913, Not Ponera gleadowii Forel: Azuma, 1952, 1953, Ponera gleadowi Forel: Wilson, 1958, Hypoponera gleadowi (Forel): Taylor, 1967,

Description

Total length of workers around 2.5 mm. Body color yellow to yellowish brown. Scapes not reaching median posterior border of head. Eyes of 1 - 3 facets, situated very near the posterior margin of clypeus (the distance from clypeus to anterior margin of eyes is twice the eye diameter). Petiole thick, 1.5 times as broad as long. Subpetiolar process subtriangular.

Remarks

Very similar to H. bondroiti, but distinguished by the thick petiole and the location of the eyes. H. gleadowi nests in the soil. A rare species, first reported after publication of "A List of the Ants of Japan with Common Japanese Names" (Myrmecological Society of Japan Editorial Committee, 1988).

Distribution

Shikoku, Nansei Is (Tokashiki I., Ishigaki I., Iriomote I.); Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, India, Hawaii, North America.

References

  • Sopra alcune formiche della fauna Mediterranea. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (5) 5: 59-75.
  • H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Formicidae 2. Archiv fr Naturgeschichte 79 (A): 183-202.
  • Taylor, R. W. (1967). A monographic revision of the ant genus Ponera Latreille. . Pac. Ins. Mon., 13, 1-112.
  • Wilson, E. O. (1958b. ). Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia. III. Rthytydoponera in Western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. . Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harv., 119, 303-371.
  • 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.
  • Azuma, M. (1952). Notes on the participation in science research of Kitayama-kyo, Kii Prov. Koyo (4): 1-7. (In Japanese.)
  • Azuma, M. (1953). On the myrmecological-fauna of Mt. Rokko, Hyogo Pre. (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Warera (2): 1-7. (In Japanese.)
  • Forel, A. (1900). Les formicides de l'empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part 7. Jour. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 303-332.

Editor

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