Stictoponera sinensis

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Stictoponera sinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ectatomminae
Tribe: Ectatommini
Genus: Stictoponera
Species: S. sinensis
Binomial name
Stictoponera sinensis
(Wu, J. & Xiao, 1987)


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.


This species is mentioned in Wu and Wang (1992, 1995).


Queen and male are unknown.


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

  • sinensis. Gnamptogenys sinensis Wu, J. & Xiao, 1987: 303, figs. 1-3 (w.) CHINA (Hunan).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 5 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype China: Hunan Prov., Daoxian County, 30.viii.1982 (X. Tong); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: CAFB.
    • Combination in Stictoponera: Camacho, Franco, Branstetter, et al. 2022: 12.
    • Status as species: Wu, J. & Wang, 1992: 1302; Bolton, 1995b: 210; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 37; Zhou, 2001b: 32; Lattke, 2004: 224; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 103; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 27; Chen, et al. 2017: 109 (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.

Lattke (2004) - Humeral angles forming distinct denticles. It was not possible to examine any specimens of this species. The description and figures in Wu and Xiao (1987) would place S. sinensis in the taivanensis group based on the shape of the petiole and the subpetiolar process and the small eyes.



Lattke (2004) - Metrics (n = 1): HL 1.57, HW 1.52, SL 1.59, ED 0.16 mm. CI 0.97, SI 1.05, OI 0.11. Taken from Wu and Xiao (1987).

Type Material

Lattke (2004) - Holotype: China, Hunan, Daoxian Chinese Academy of Forestry [Not examined]. The type series consists of 6 workers deposited in the insect collection of the Forest Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Forestry in Beijing. The specimens were collected in Daoxian County of Hunan Province.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Wu J. and Xiao G.. 1987. A new species of Gnamptogenys from China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Scientia Silvae Sinicae 23: 303-305.
  • Zhou S.-Y. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guangxi Normal University Press, Guilin, China, Guilin, China. 255 pp.