Hypoponera sauteri

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Hypoponera sauteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: H. sauteri
Binomial name
Hypoponera sauteri
Onoyama, 1989

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Specimen Labels

Common Name
Nise-hari-ari
Language: Japanese

This species nests under stones, in rotting logs and in the soil, especially the humus layer. Common in many places in Japan and Korea. Note that most of the Japanese ants formerly identified as Hypoponera exoecata are in fact this species (H. excoecata was originally described from China; none of its former records from Japan are now considered valid). (Japanese Ant Image Database)

Identification

Total length of workers around 2 mm. Body color pale yellow to yellowish brown. Eyes each a single unpigmented facet, situated away from the posterior clypeal border (distance from clypeus to anterior margin of eyes 4 - 5 times eye diameter). Subpetiolar process rounded posteroventrally, without lateral carinae. The female is a little larger than the worker.

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 37.44° to 22.88333333°.

     
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan, Republic of Korea.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sauteri. Hypoponera sauteri Onoyama, 1989b: 7 (w.q.) TAIWAN. [First available use of Ponera gleadowi subsp. decipiens var. sauteri Forel, 1912a: 48; unavailable name.]

Description

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