Euponera pallidipennis

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Euponera pallidipennis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Euponera
Species: E. pallidipennis
Binomial name
Euponera pallidipennis
(Smith, F., 1860)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • pallidipennis. Ponera pallidipennis Smith, F. 1860a: 73 (m.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Euponera (Trachymesopus): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 458; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308; in Euponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 87.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Ponera pallidipennis

Holotype male in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Mak” (= Makassar, Sulawesi) and with a Donisrhorpe type-label.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 308, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 458, Combination in Euponera (Trachymesopus))
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)
  • Smith, F. 1860a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 57-93 (page 73, male described)