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Acanthoponera HNS { Anacanthoponera HNS ) imbellis Emery HNS

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Acanthoponera imbellis Emery HNS , Ann. Soc. Ent. Belg. 39, 1895, p. 346 [worker]; Gen. Insect. Ponerinae HNS 1911, p. 36 [worker]; Forel, Ark. Zool. 9, 1915, p. 10 [worker].

The typical form of this species was originally described from. Kamerunga, Queensland, but seems to be widely distributed in Australia. Forel has recorded it from Adelaide, South Australia (E. Mjöberg ), and I have seen specimens taken by Mr. A. M. Lea at Port Lincoln and Gawler in the same commonwealth . Emery gives the length of the type specimen as 2.75 mm. My specimens are somewhat larger (3.2 mm.) and Forel's measured 3-3.2 mm. The petiole when viewed from above is decidedly broader than long, the postpetiole and gaster are decidedly shining, the former densely punctate, with superimposed, scattered, larger punctures, or foveolae, which have sharp anterior borders so that they are somewhat "eingestochen", to use a German expression. The color appears to be rather variable, the gaster being sometimes dark brown like the head or like both the head and thorax, sometimes paler brown with only the head dark.

Fig. 2. Acanthoponera (Anacanthoponera) imbellis Emery HNS , worker, a, head from above b, thorax and abdomen in profile.

  • Wheeler, W. M. (1923): Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera. Psyche 30, 175-192: 179-180, URL:http://antbase.org/ants/publications/3374/3374.pdf
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Acanthoponera HNS { Anacanthoponera HNS ) dolo (Roger) HNS .

Ponera dolo Roger HNS , Berlin. Ent. Zeitschr. 4, 1860, p. 293 [worker, queen]..

Ectatomma HNS { Acanthopoìiera ) dolo Mayr HNS , Verh. zool. bot. Ges. Wien 12, 1862, p. 733; ibid. 37, 1887, p. 540.

Ectatomma dolo Dalla Torre HNS , Cat. Hymen. 7, 1893, p. 24 [worker].

Acanthoponera dolo Emery HNS , Bull. Soc. Ent. Ital. 37, 1906, p. 112 [worker]; Forel Verh. zool. bot. Ges. Wien 1908, p. 342 [worker]; Emery, Gen. Insect. Ponerinae HNS 1911, p. 36 [worker, queen]; Forel, Ann. Soc. Ent. Belg. 56, 1912, p. 34 [worker]; Bruch, Revist. Mus. La Piata 19, 1914, p. 214 [worker, queen]; Gallardo, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Buenos Aires 30, 191.8, p. "18 [worker, queen]; Luederwaldt, Notas Myrmecologicas, São Paulo, 1918, p. 6. Type locality: Brazil (Schaum and von Olfers). Brazil: Bella Vista, Parana (F. Silvestri); São Paulo (von

Ihering); Prov. Rio Janeiro (Goeldi); Ilha de S. Sebastião , Alto

da Serra, Salto Grande, Ituverava, São Paulo (H. Luederwaldt). Argentina: Puerto Piray, Misiones (F. Silvestri).

  • Wheeler, W. M. (1923): Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera. Psyche 30, 175-192: 187-187, URL:http://antbase.org/ants/publications/3374/3374.pdf
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Acanthoponera HNS sens. str.)............................2

Claws simple: epinotum at most dentate or subdentate; petiole (except in A. leae HNS ) unarmed or merely with a median tooth or projection behind; constriction between postpetiole and gaster well-developed, (subgen. Anacanthoponera HNS subgen. nov. ).........................6.

2. Frontal carinae and adjacent scrobes extending around the

posterior corners of the head and terminating under the eyes; funicular joints 2-5 at least twice as broad as

long; epinotal spines curved downward...............3.

Frontal carinae and scrobes terminating at posterior corners of head; scapes more slender, funicular joints 2-5 somewhat broader than long............................4.

3. Petiolar spine shorter than the epinotal spines; constriction

between postpetiole and first gastric segment distinct; these segments aciculate, subopaque. Length 4.9-5 mm.

(Brazil)................................ goeldii Forel HNS .

Petiolar spine as long as the epinotal spines; constriction between postpetiole and first gastric segment absent; these segments shining, finely punctate. Length 4.5 mm. (Guatemala)................ subsp. schwarzi subsp. nov. HNS

4. Epinotal spines curved inwards. Length 8 mm.; female

10 mm. Postpetiole and first gastric segment punctate-

rugulose, subopaque. (Brazil)..... mucronata HNS • (Roger.)

Length 6 mm. or less................................5. 5 . Anterior corners of pronotum angular; epinotal spines

straight and divergent; postpetiole and gaster shining and sparsely punctate. Length 6 mm. (Argentina).

  • Wheeler, W. M. (1923): Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera. Psyche 30, 175-192: 190-191, URL:http://antbase.org/ants/publications/3374/3374.pdf
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Clypeus maessig gewoelbt, dessen Scheibe ziemlich flach, hinten ohne halbkugeligen Erhoehungen; Pronotum oben ungezaehnt, unten beiderseits mit einem stumpfen Zahne; Metanotum mit 2 Dornen oder Zaehnen; Stielchen oben mit einem kegelfoermigen Fortsatze, der in einen nach rueckwaerts gerichteten dicken Dorn oder Zahn endet.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:3Public Records:0
Specimens with Sequences:3Public Species:0
Specimens with Barcodes:3Public BINs:0
Species:1         
Species With Barcodes:1         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Acanthoponera

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Wikipedia

Acanthoponera

Acanthoponera is a Neotropical genus of ants in the subfamily Heteroponerinae.[2] Acanthoponera contains four rarely collected species and a fifth unnamed species mentioned by Brown (1958) only known from a stray gyne.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Acanthoponera". An online catalog of the ants of the world. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Acanthoponera". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Brown 1958, p. 194
  4. ^ Ketterl & Verhaagh 2004, p. 65
  • Brown, WL. (1958), "Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera).", Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. 118: 173–362 
  • Ketterl, Jochen; Verhaagh, Manfred (2004), "Acanthoponera mucronata (Roger, 1860) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), first record in Peru and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, with description of its male", Revista Peruana de Entomología 44: 65–68 
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