Hagensia peringueyi

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Hagensia peringueyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hagensia
Species: H. peringueyi
Binomial name
Hagensia peringueyi
(Emery, 1899)

Pachycondyla peringueyi sam-hym-c011643b profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla peringueyi sam-hym-c011643b dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels


Whereas peringueyi can be seen on the slopes of Nordhoek wandering about on the ground in the brightest sunlight, Hagensia havilandi is a crepuscular and nocturnal species. (Arnold 1951)

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Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • peringueyi. Ponera peringueyi Emery, 1899e: 474 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1951: 53 (m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1971b: 1203 (l.). Combination in Euponera (Brachyponera): Emery, 1901a: 47; in E. (Mesoponera): Emery, 1911d: 81; in Hagensia: Arnold, 1926: 202; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 308; in Hagensia: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 92. Current subspecies: nominal plus saldanhae. See also: Arnold, 1915: 66.



  • Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 66, see also)
  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 202, Combination in Hagensia)
  • Arnold, G. 1951. The genus Hagensia Forel (Formicidae). J. Entomol. Soc. South. Afr. 14: 53-56 (page 53, male described)
  • 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 308, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1899d. Fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 43: 459-504 (page 474, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1901b. Notes sur les sous-familles des Dorylines et Ponérines (Famille des Formicides). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 45: 32-54 (page 47, Combination in Euponera (Brachyponera))
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 81, Combination in E. (Mesoponera))
  • 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, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1971b. Ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: second supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 6 64: 1197-1217 (page 1203, larva described)