Ponera iridescens

Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 66

publication ID

2588

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ponera iridescens
status

 

4. Ponera iridescens  HNS  .

P. rufo-fusca, laevis, nitida, chalybeo-iridescens; antennis pedibusque ferrugineis.

Worker. Length 2 1/2 lines. Dark rufo-fuscous, with changeable tints of blue on the head and thorax, in different lights; the apex of the metathorax, the legs, antennae, and apical margins of the segments of the abdomen, ferruginous; the head with an abbreviated impressed line above the insertion of the antennae; the mandibles with their inner margin serrated and three teeth at their apex; the scale of the abdomen compressed, elevated, and rounded above. Abdomen oblong; the apical margin of the first segment slightly constricted.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Ponera