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)

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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


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -24.97085° to -34.47917°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (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.




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

  • 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.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 1-159.
  • Arnold G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Annals of the South African Museum. 23: 191-295.
  • Emery C. 1899. Fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 43: 459-504.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Kotze D. J., and M. J. Samways. 2001. No general edge effects for invertebrates at Afromontane forest/grassland ecotones. Biodiversity and Conservation 10: 443–466.