Ponera intricata

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: 67

publication ID

2588

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scientific name

Ponera intricata
status

 

7. Ponera intricata  HNS  .

P. nitida nigra; capite, thorace abdominisque basi profunde et aequaliter striatis; nodo spinis duabus acutis armato; pedibus ferragineis.

Worker. Length 5 lines. Black and shining; the mandibles, legs, and apex of the abdomen, ferruginous; the flagellum obscurely ferruginous; the head evenly and deeply grooved, longitudinally on the face, and transversely on the vertex; the antennae as long as the insect. Thorax: the dilated portion with transverse grooves on the disk which are enclosed by curved ones; 'the thorax is much compressed, with a longitudinal groove above, the sides obliquely striated; the oblique truncation at the apex transversely striated. The node of the abdomen compressed, rounded above and in front, and obliquely grooved; the margin of the truncation with two acute spines above directed backwards; the basal segment of the abdomen with curved striae, slightly impressed or obliterated at the sides; the apical margins of the segments rufo-piceous.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Ponera