Brachyponera luteipes

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Brachyponera luteipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Brachyponera
Species: B. luteipes
Binomial name
Brachyponera luteipes
(Mayr, 1862)

Pachycondyla luteipes casent0178451 profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla luteipes casent0178451 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

Subspecies
Common Name
Tsuya-oo-hari-ari
Language: Japanese


Identification

See Brachyponera nakasujii for details about closely related species and the Caste section below for images that can help with determinations.

Males are easily distinguished from Brachyponera chinensis in having the body darkly colored and the mandibles well developed (Japanese Ant Image Database).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Zealand.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, Philippines.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nicobar Island (type locality), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China, Japan.

Japan (Nansei Is).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Yashiro et al. 2010. FIGURE 4. Characters of worker propodeum and petiole. The left side of worker propodeum and petiole of P. nakasujii (A), P. chinensis (C) and P. luteipes (E), and the posterior face of worker petiole of P. nakasujii (B), P. chinensis (D) and P. luteipes (F) (Scanning electron microscopy photographs). Horizontal white arrow: PW. Also see Japanese Ant Database Group (2003).

Male

Yashiro et al. 2010. Figure 5. Characters of male coloration and mandible of P. nakasujii (A, B), P. chinensis (C, D) and P. luteipes (E, F). Black arrows indicate the mandible.

Nomenclature

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

  • luteipes. Ponera luteipes Mayr, 1862: 722 (w.q.) INDIA (Nicobar Is).
    • Forel, 1900d: 326 (m.); Imai & Yosida, 1964: 64 (k.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976a: 47 (l.).
    • Combination in Euponera (Brachyponera): Emery, 1900c: 315; Emery, 1911d: 84; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 56;
    • combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 307;
    • combination in Brachyponera: Bingham, 1903: 101; Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 80.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 16; Mayr, 1865: 70 (redescription); Mayr, 1879: 663 (in key); Forel, 1885b: 177; Dalla Torre, 1893: 40; Emery, 1893f: 242; Emery, 1893g: 262; Emery, 1895k: 459; Mayr, 1897: 422; Forel, 1900d: 326; Emery, 1900d: 668; Bingham, 1903: 101; Forel, 1903d: 400; Forel, 1904c: 20; Forel, 1905c: 6; Forel, 1906b: 91; Forel, 1908a: 1; Forel, 1909d: 221; Wheeler, W.M. 1909d: 339; Emery, 1911d: 84; Forel, 1911a: 23; Forel, 1911b: 194; Forel, 1911i: 216; Forel, 1912a: 49; Forel, 1913f: 184; Forel, 1913k: 8; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 56; Santschi, 1920h: 159; Wheeler, W.M. 1924b: 242; Crawley, 1924: 384; Santschi, 1924c: 97; Karavaiev, 1925b: 124; Wheeler, W.M. & Chapman, 1925: 68; Wheeler, W.M. 1927b: 42; Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 1; Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 84; Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 6; Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 59; Mukerjee, 1930: 151; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 60; Kutter, 1932: 207; Wheeler, W.M. 1937a: 21; Menozzi, 1939a: 328; Teranishi, 1940: 56; Donisthorpe, 1943b: 197; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 63; Baltazar, 1966: 244; Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 103; Taylor, 1987a: 10; Wu, J. & Wang, 1992: 1302; Radchenko, 1993a: 81; Xu, 1994b: 182; Bolton, 1995b: 307; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 39; Tang, J., Li, et al. 1995: 32; Tiwari, 1999: 31; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 286; Zhou, 2001b: 52; Zhang, W. & Zheng, 2002: 218; Imai, et al. 2003: 211; Lin & Wu, 2003: 68; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005: 31; Zhou, 2006: 580; Don, 2007: 189; Clouse, 2007b: 269; Terayama, 2009: 104; Mohanraj, et al. 2010: 7; Yashiro, et al. 2010: 42; Zhou & Ran, 2010: 108; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 57; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 61; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 49.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus continentalis.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 11, 2n = 22, karyotype = 2A+20M (India; Japan) (Imai, 1969; Imai et al., 1984; Imai & Yosida, 1964).

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