Hypoponera,

Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 30

publication ID

6175

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scientific name

Hypoponera
status

 

Genus Hypoponera  HNS  Santschi, 1938

Hypoponera  HNS  Santschi, 1938: 79; Taylor, 1967:9, stat. n.

Type-species: Ponera abeillei Andre  HNS  , 1881.

Hypoponera  HNS  was split off by Santschi (1938) as a subgenus of Ponera  HNS  and was subsequently given full generic status by Taylor (1967). It is characterised by the one segmented maxillary palp and absence of ventral ornamentation on the petiole. The genus includes a large number of small hypogoeic species occurring throughout the tropics with four species in South Europe of which only one occurs north of latitude 47°.