Cryptopone taivanae

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Cryptopone taivanae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Cryptopone
Species: C. taivanae
Binomial name
Cryptopone taivanae
(Forel, 1913)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Cryptopone taivanae for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • taivanae. Euponera (Trachymesopus) taivanae Forel, 1913f: 184 (q.) TAIWAN. Combination in Cryptopone: Brown, 1963: 6; in Pachycondyla: Mackay & Mackay, 2010: 3 (by implication as Cryptopone synonymised with Pachycondyla); in Cryptopone: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 185. Senior synonym of takahashii: Terayama, 2009: 108.
  • takahashii. Euponera (Trachymesopus) takahashii Wheeler, W.M. 1930a: 94 (q.) TAIWAN. Combination in Cryptopone: Brown, 1963: 6. Junior synonym of taivanae: Terayama, 2009: 108.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Queen

Wheeler (1930) - Length: 1.8-4 mm.

Somewhat smaller and more slender than the female of Cryptopone sauteri Wheeler of Japan; head more rectangular, with the eyes distinctly larger and nearer the anterior border of the head. Antennal scapes thicker and distinctly shorter. Mesonotum more flattened; epinotum much more rectangular and less: rounded in profile. Petiole shorter, with more anteroposteriorly compressed scale; the anteroventral projection of the petiole in the form of a tr.mslucent lamina, as in sauteri. Pilosity much less developed; head, thorax, scapes and legs without erect or oblique hairs; pubescence very fine, golden yellow. Color decidedly darker than in sauteri; head blackish brown; mandibles red; thorax and abdomen dark brown; petiole, thoracic sutures, borders of anterior gastric segments and whole of apical segments, as well as the antennae and legs, reddish brown. Wings distinctly and uniformly infuscated, with dark brown veins and pterostigma.

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