Hypoponera mesoponeroides

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Hypoponera mesoponeroides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: H. mesoponeroides
Binomial name
Hypoponera mesoponeroides
(Radchenko, 1993)

This species inhabits secondary and primary forests from the lowland to the highland (up to an approximately 1,000 m alt.), and nests in the leaf litter, soil, rotting logs and rotting wood fragments, and under rocks (Van Dang et al., 2018).



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.49389° to 20.29472°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Vietnam (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.





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

  • mesoponeroides. Brachyponera mesoponeroides Radchenko, 1993a: 81, figs. 6, 7 (w.) VIETNAM.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 8 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Vietnam: Ninh Binh, Cuc-phu’óng, 10.vi.1966, no. 207/66, primary tropical forest, nest in wood stump (R. Bielawski & B. Pisarski); paratypes: 2 workers with same data, 3 workers with same data but no. 199/66, 1 worker with same data but no. 200/66.
    • [Note: 8 paratypes are declared but only 6 are accounted for.]
    • Type-depository: MIZW.
    • Van Dang, Yamane, et al. 2018: 227 (q,).
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Bolton, 1995b: 307;
    • combination in Brachyponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 80;
    • combination in Hypoponera: Van Dang, Yamane, et al. 2018: 224.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 307; Van Dang, Yamane, et al. 2018: 224 (redescription).
    • Distribution: Vietnam.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Ogata K. 2005. Asian ant inventory and international networks. Report on Insect inventory Project in Tropic Asia TAIIV: 145-170.