Brachyponera arcuata

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Brachyponera arcuata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Brachyponera
Species: B. arcuata
Binomial name
Brachyponera arcuata
(Karavaiev, 1925)

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -5.333° to -5.333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • arcuata. Euponera (Brachyponera) luteipes var. arcuata Karavaiev, 1925b: 125, figs. 3c, 4 (w.q.m.) INDONESIA (Java).
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 303;
    • combination in Brachyponera: Wilson, 1958d: 347; Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 80.
    • Subspecies of luteipes: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 63.
    • Status as species: Wilson, 1958d: 347; Bolton, 1995b: 303.
    • Senior synonym of karawaiewi Özdikmen, 2010c: 994 (unnecessary replacement name for arcuata Karavaiev, 1925b: 125).
  • karawaiewi. Pachycondyla karawaiewi Özdikmen, 2010c: 994.
    • Unnecessary replacement name for Euponera (Brachyponera) luteipes arcuata Karavaiev, 1925b: 125.
    • Junior synonym of arcuata Forel, 1900d: 322.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Karavaiev V. 1925. Ponerinen (Fam. Formicidae) aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. (Fortsetzung). Konowia 4: 115-131.
  • Karavaiev V. 1926. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. Treubia 8: 413-445.
  • Wilson E. O. 1958. Studies on the ant fauna of Melanesia III. Rhytidoponera in western Melanesia and the Moluccas. IV. The tribe Ponerini. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 119: 303-371.
  • Wilson Edward O. 1959. Adaptive Shift and Dispersal in a Tropical Ant Fauna. Evolution 13(1): 122-144