The Ants of Africa
Genus Hypoponera
Hypoponera petri (Forel)

Hypoponera petri (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Ponera ergatandria For. r. Petri, new stirps, Forel, 1916: 397, worker; listed by Wheeler, 1922, raised to species by Santschi, 1938b: 78) collected at Saint Gabriel, by H Kohl; new combination in Hypoponera (in Bolton, 1995);
worker only described .

Bolton & Fisher (2011: 87) place it as a junior synonym of Hypoponera punctatissima.

Forel's (1916) description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.9 mm; eye of 5-6 facets; clypeus with feebly rounded anterior margin, and a longer carina than lea, elongated by a ridge; propodeum angle more rounded than lea; petiole scale narrow and high; colour clear brown (after Bernard, 1952).

Bernard (1952) noted it in his key as from Lake Victoria (East Africa) but without any details.

{Hypoponera petri} The photomontage is collated from

Specimen not listed in Bolton & Fisher (2011)

2007, 2010, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.