Mesoponera ingesta

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Mesoponera ingesta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Mesoponera
Species: M. ingesta
Binomial name
Mesoponera ingesta
(Wheeler, W.M., 1922)

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Mali, Sierra Leone, United Republic of Tanzania.

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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.

  • ingesta. Euponera (Mesoponera) ingesta Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 82, fig. 14 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 306; in Mesoponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110.

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 306, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • 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)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 82, fig. 14 worker described)