Ponera transversa

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: 68

publication ID

2588

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ponera transversa
status

 

9. Ponera transversa  HNS  .

P. obscure rufo-fusca; thorace supra transverse rugoso; pedunculo margine supra emarginata.

Worker. Length 4 lines. Black: the head deeply striated, the striae on the vertex diverging from the centre; the antennae scarcely as long as the thorax, inserted at the side of two ridges at the base of the clypeus; the elevations, extreme base of the scape, and the mandibles, obscurely ferruginous. Thorax elongate, the sides straight, slightly narrowed from the front towards the abdomen; the margin of the thorax, in front, rounded, the lateral angles furnished with a short obtuse spine; the thorax is transversely striated its entire length; the verge of the oblique truncation at the apex with two very short obtuse spines; the legs ferruginous. Abdomen obscurely rufo-piceous, covered with a fine cinereous pile, and sprinkled with long pale hairs; the scale, when viewed sideways, is wedgeshaped, the upper edge deeply notched, and the scale transversely striated behind.

Hab. Singapore.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Ponera