Euponera pilosior

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Euponera pilosior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Euponera
Species: E. pilosior
Binomial name
Euponera pilosior
(Wheeler, W.M., 1928)
Synonyms
Common Name
Kebuka-hari-ari
Language: Japanese

A rarely collected species that is known from forest leaf litter (Japanese Ant Image Database).

Identification

Total body length of workers about 4.5 - 5 mm. Color dark reddish brown to blackish brown; antennae, mandibles and legs reddish brown. Head almost square in frontal view, slightly longer than wide. Mandibles each with a basal pit. Eyes small, each with about 10 facets. Subpetiolar process trapezoidal, with sub-angulate antero-ventral and posteroventral corners.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea.

Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima I., Nansei Is (Okinawa I. and northwards)); Korean Peninsula.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • pilosior. Euponera (Trachymesopus) sharpi subsp. pilosior Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 98 (w.) JAPAN. Ogata, 1987: 114 (q.m.). Combination in Trachymesopus: Brown, 1963: 8; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308; in Euponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 87. Raised to species: Brown, 1963: 8. Senior synonym of chosonensis: Brown, 1963: 8.
  • chosonensis. Euponera (Trachymesopus) chosonensis Teranishi, 1940: 8 (w.) KOREA. Junior synonym of pilosior: Brown, 1963: 8.

Description

References

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