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Hypoponera ragusai (Emery)

return to key  Type location Sicily (Ponera Ragusai n. sp., Emery, 1894h: 28, worker, also Emery, 1895b: 65; name changed by Emery, 1911, to ragusae; Santschi, 1907: 313, queen & ergatogyne queen, also ergatomorph male, the alate male unknown; listed in Wheeler, 1922) collected by Enrico Ragusa - see below
santschii (Ponera ragusai Emery, var. santschii n., Emery, 1909c: 371, illustrated, worker & queen) from Algeria - see
junior synonym
massiliensis (Bondroit, 1920a: 158, replacement name for Ponera parva n. sp., Bondroit, 1918: 85; and its synonym gyptis Santschi, 1921b: 435) from France - no images on Antweb (January 2015), (combination in Hypoponera, Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 18, see Bolton, 1995) .

{Hypoponera ragusai}Emery's (1894h) description is at {original description} Santschi's (1907) description of the queen and ergatomorph male are at {original description} and {original description}. Emery's (1909c) illustrated description of the type and santschii is at {original description} - from Algeria, Tunisia and Syria.  Santschi's (1914b) description of sordida is at {original description}. Bondroit's (1918) description of parva is at {original description}.

Given by Bernard (1952) as from the "Old World". Wheeler (1922; from Emery, 1911d: 91) listed it also from Egypt (Cairo, Borcard)  and Tanzania.

Bolton & Fisher (2011) report Egypt "Cairo, Pyramids (W. Wittmer); Sinai, Wadi Feran (W. Wittmer)".

{Hypoponera ragusai} The photomontage is of the holotype worker; collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Hypoponera ragusai
B Taylor det.
A Ionescu

Tel Aviv
32.0666667 N
34.7666667 E

{Hypoponera ragusai}The photomontage is of a specimen from Israel, courtesy of Armin Ionescu, Tel Aviv University. 

{Hypoponera ragusai queen} The photomontage is of a queen from Israel, courtesy of Armin Ionescu, Tel Aviv University.

2005, 2006, 2015, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
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