Parvaponera darwinii madecassa

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Parvaponera darwinii madecassa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Parvaponera
Species: P. darwinii
Subspecies: P. darwinii madecassa
Trinomial name
Parvaponera darwinii madecassa
(Emery, 1899)

Pachycondyla darwini madecassa casent0101691 profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla darwini madecassa casent0101691 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (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.

  • madecassa. Belonopelta darwini var. madecassa Emery, 1899f: 268 (q.) MADAGASCAR.
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • Type-locality: Madagascar: (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla (Pseudoponera): Emery, 1901a: 46;
    • combination in Euponera (Trachymesopus): Emery, 1911d: 86;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 307;
    • combination in Parvaponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 200.
    • Subspecies of darwinii: Emery, 1911d: 86; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1009; Bolton, 1995b: 307.
    • Distribution: Madgascar.