Plectroctena hastifera

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

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Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality).

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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.

  • hastifera. Cacopone hastifer Santschi, 1914d: 325, fig. 11 (w.) GHANA. Combination in Plectroctena: Bolton, 1974c: 320.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1974c. A revision of the ponerine ant genus Plectroctena F. Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 30: 309-338 (page 320, Combination in Plectroctena)
  • Santschi, F. 1914d. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 8: 309-385 (page 325, fig. 11 worker described)