Hypoponera beebei

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Hypoponera beebei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: H. beebei
Binomial name
Hypoponera beebei
(Wheeler, W.M., 1924)

Hypoponera beebei casent0173306 profile 1.jpg

Hypoponera beebei casent0173306 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands (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.



Images from AntWeb

Hypoponera beebei casent0173307 head 1.jpgHypoponera beebei casent0173307 profile 1.jpgHypoponera beebei casent0173307 profile 2.jpgHypoponera beebei casent0173307 dorsal 1.jpgHypoponera beebei casent0173307 label 1.jpg
Queen (alate/dealate). Specimen code casent0173307. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CDRS, Galapagos, Ecuador.


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

  • beebei. Ponera beebei Wheeler, W.M. 1924a: 107, fig. 21 (q.) ECUADOR (Galapagos Is). Combination in Hypoponera: Kempf, 1972a: 121.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Herrera H.W., and L. Roque-Albelo. 2007. Lista anotada de las hormigas de las Islas Galapagos, Ecuador. Fundación Charles Darwin. 13 pp
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Kusnezov N. 1963. Zoogeografia de las hormigas en sudamerica. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 19: 25-187
  • Linsley E. G., and R. L. Usinger. 1966. Insects of the Galápagos Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (4) 33: 113-196.
  • Wauters N., W. Dekoninck, F. Hendrickx, H.W. Herrera, and D. Fournier. 2016. Habitat a ssociation a nd coexistence of endemic and introduced ant species in the Galápagos Islands. Ecological Entomology 41, 40–50.
  • Wheeler W.M. 1924. The Formicidae of the Harrison Williams Galapagos expedition. Zoologica 5(10): 101-122.
  • Wheeler W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.