Ponera mocsaryi

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Ponera mocsaryi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Hypoponera pruinosa)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Hypoponera
Species: Ponera mocsaryi
Emery, 1900

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Hypoponera pruinosa.


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

  • mocsaryi. Ponera mocsaryi Emery, 1900c: 320, pl. 8, figs. 15, 16 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of pruinosa: Wilson, 1958d: 335.
  • pruinosa. Ponera pruinosa Emery, 1900c: 319, pl. 8, figs. 13, 14 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Viehmeyer, 1916b: 284 (q.m.); Imai, Brown, et al. 1984: 67 (k.). Combination in Hypoponera: Imai, Brown et al. 1984: 67. Senior synonym of mocsaryi: Wilson, 1958d: 335. See also: Mann, 1919: 294.


  • Szabó, J. 1910d. Uj hangya Uj-Guineából. Rovartani Lapok 17: 186 (page 186, 2 figs. worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1933g. Three obscure genera of ponerine ants. American Museum Novitates 672: 1-23 (page 14, Combination in Pseudocryptopone)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1957b. The tenuis and selenophora groups of the ant genus Ponera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 116: 355-386 (page 371, Replacement name: Ponera szaboi)