The Ants of Africa
Genus Hypoponera
Hypoponera incisa (Santschi)

Hypoponera incisa (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Nigeria (Ponera incisa n. sp., Santschi, 1914d: 320, illustrated, worker) from Lagos, collector F. Silvestri, in 1913
worker only described (new combination in Hypoponera, Bolton, 1995) .

Bolton & Fisher (2011: 87) place it as a junior synonym of Hypoponera punctatissima, noting the specimen is an ergatoid male not a worker.

{Hypoponera incisa}Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}.

WORKER (after Bernard, 1952) - TL 4.0; colour reddish, shiny, mandibles with 7 teeth; antennal scape not exceeding the vertex of the head; general features apparently similar to Hypoponera ursoïdea.

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