Hypoponera lea

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Hypoponera lea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: H. lea
Binomial name
Hypoponera lea
(Santschi, 1937)

This taxon is considered species inquirenda by Bolton and Fisher, 2011.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Sierra Leone (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • lea. Ponera lea Santschi, 1937g: 73, fig. 2 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 215. Unidentifiable taxon, incertae sedis in Hypoponera: Bolton & Fisher, 2011: 112.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 215, Combination in Hypoponera)
  • Santschi, F. 1937g. Fourmis du Congo et régions limitrophes. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 30: 71-85 (page 73, fig. 2 worker described)