Stictoponera coccina

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Stictoponera coccina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Stictoponera
Species: S. coccina
Binomial name
Stictoponera coccina
(Zhou, 2001)

Nothing is known about the biology of Stictoponera coccina.


Zhou (2001) - Closely related to Stictoponera panda, but differs from the latter in head longer than broad, CI < 88; apex of the basal face of propodeum with low teeth; subpetiolar process different in shape from that of the latter.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • coccina. Gnamptogenys coccina Zhou, 2001b: 33, 226, figs. 23, 24 (w.q.) CHINA (Guangxi).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 17 paratype workers, 1 paratype queen.
    • Type-locality: holotype China: Guangxi, Lingui County, 7.vii.1996 (S. Zhou); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: GNUC.
    • Combination in Stictoponera: Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 12.
    • Status as species: Zhou, 2006: 579; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 102; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 27; Chen, et al. 2017: 110 (in key); Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 12.
    • Distribution: China.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype: TL 4.6, HL 1.06, HW 0.91, CI 85, SL 0.81, SI 89, PW 0.78, AL 1.38, ED 0.06. Paratypes 17: TL 4.5~4.7, HL 1.03~1.06, HW 0.90~0.91, CI 85~88, SL 0.78~0.81, SI 86~89, PW 0.72~0.78, AL 1.35~1.42, ED 0.06~0.07.

Head longer than broad, occipital border concave, occipital corners angular. Anterior clypeal border rounded. Frontal carinae widely apart. Antennal scapes just reaching or almost reaching occipital corners. Eyes small, placed in the midlength of the sides of head. Alitrunk arched above; anterior border of pronotum feebly marginate; apex of the basal face of propodeum without a transverse rugae, but each side with a blunt, low, triangular tooth. Petiolar node high, broader than long, posterior face almost straight. Anteroventral corner of subpetiolar process acute, ventral margin straight, posteroventral corner bluntly angular.

Mandibles and clypeus longitudinaly striate, the striations on mandibles finer, clypeus without median longitudinal groove. Head, alitrunk and petiolar node coarsely punctate, with longitudinal striations among the punctures on vertex and on dorsum of alitrunk; transversely striate on declivity of propodeum. Mesopleura and metapleura with irregular longitudinal creases. First gastral segment with coarse punctures, and with short creases among the punctures; punctures on second segment shallow and sparse; and the remaining gastral segmements smooth and shining. Antennal scapes and legs with tiny and sparse punctures. Erect hairs fine, short decumbent hair abundant on whole body. Pubescence abundant on antennae and legs.

Color dark red, lighter on antennal funicular segments and legs.


TL 6.2. Resembles woker, but with 3 ocelli. Eyes larger, ED 0.21mm. Pronotum and mesoscutellum well developed; projects of the apex of the basal £ace of propodeum semicircular. Other characters as in those of worker.

Type Material

  • Holotype worker, Lingui County, Guangxi, 7.VI. 1996, Shanyi Zhou leg.
  • Paratypes: 17 workers, 1 female, data as holotype.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fontanilla A. M., A. Nakamura, Z. Xu, M. Cao, R. L. Kitching, Y. Tang, and C. J. Burwell. 2019. Taxonomic and functional ant diversity along tropical, subtropical, and subalpine elevational transects in southwest China. Insects 10, 128; doi:10.3390/insects10050128
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Zhou S.-Y. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guangxi Normal University Press, Guilin, China, Guilin, China. 255 pp.