Ponera,

Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 32

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6175

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scientific name

Ponera
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Genus Ponera  HNS  Latreille, 1804

Ponera  HNS  Latreille, 1804:178.

Type-species: Formica coarctata Latreille  HNS  , 1802b.

This genus was radically revised by Taylor (1967) who showed that Ponera  HNS  is distinguished from the otherwise similar Hypoponera  HNS  by the consistent presence of subpetiolar tooth-like ornamentation as well as the two segmented maxillary palps. It includes about 30 small hypogoeic species mainly distributed in the Indo-Australian region but with representatives throughout the north temperate zone of which one only occurs in North Europe.