Parvaponera suspecta

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Parvaponera suspecta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Parvaponera
Species: P. suspecta
Binomial name
Parvaponera suspecta
(Santschi, 1914)

Pachycondyla suspecta sam-hym-c009937 profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla suspecta sam-hym-c009937 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • suspecta. Euponera (Trachymesopus) suspecta Santschi, 1914b: 51, fig. 1 (w.) TANZANIA.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 310.
    • Combination in Euponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 87.
    • Combination in Parvaponera: Fisher & Bolton, 2016: 358.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 779; Bolton, 1995b: 310.



  • 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 310, combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Fisher, B. L.; Bolton, B. 2016. Ants of Africa and Madagascar, a guide to the genus. University of California Press. 503pp.
  • Santschi, F. 1914b. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale, 1911-1912. Résultats scientifiques. Insectes Hyménoptères. II. Formicidae. Paris: Libr. A. Schulz, pp. 41-148. (page 51, fig. 1 worker described)
  • 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)