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Hypoponera punctatissima
(Formicidae)

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Species description or overview

Hypoponera punctatissima and related species
Images and a description of Hypoponera punctatissima, and notes regarding the taxonomically confused Hypoponera genera are posted in this Evergreen State College site.

Hypoponera punctatissima profile
General information on Hypoponera punctatissima and image are provided by this New Zealand Biosecurity fact sheet.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Hypoponera punctatissima information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Hypoponera punctatissima, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Hypoponera punctatissima and Hypoponera schauinslandi: two morphologically and biologically distinct species View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
According to this author, Hypoponera punctatissima and Hypoponera schauinslandi are two morphologically and biologically distinct species.

Global map: Collection sites for Hypoponera punctatissima
The locations where Hypoponera punctatissima was collected are mapped and linked to information in the Florida Atlantic University database.

Hypoponera punctatissima (Roger, 1859) taxonomic information from ITIS
ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, lists taxonomic data for Hypoponera punctatissima and allows searches of other databases.


Identification

Key to ant species in Hawaii
13 physical characteristics are the basis of this computer-assisted key for identifying the 48 species of ants in Hawaii.

AntWeb field guide to the ant species of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Images of 20 of the ant species of Hawaii help to identify the species.


Prevention

Change in Quarantine Action Policy for Ants Intercepted from Commodities Destined to the State of Hawaii
A policy change regarding quarantine action for ants intercepted from commodities in Hawaii is detailed here. The revised policy went into effect 10 April 2002.


Human health issues

Roger's ants (Hypoponera punctatissima); a new pest in hospitals
Cross infections, unpleasant stings, and allergic reactions are potential hazards associated with the infestation of a British hospital with Roger's ants.


Images

Global map: Collection sites for Hypoponera punctatissima
The locations where Hypoponera punctatissima was collected are mapped and linked to information in the Florida Atlantic University database.

Hypoponera punctatissima/i> images on AntWeb
Detailed images of specimens of Hypoponera punctatissima can be compared on this AntWeb site.


Distribution

Global map: Collection sites for Hypoponera punctatissima
The locations where Hypoponera punctatissima was collected are mapped and linked to information in the Florida Atlantic University database.

Hypoponera punctatissima global distribution map
The distribution of Hypoponera punctatissima is plotted on a global map with links to collection data from the Florida Atlantic University database.

Checklist of the ants of Fiji (Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 2006). View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This checklist of the ants of Fiji includes 138 currently valid species and subspecies: 91 Fijian endemics, 22 wide-ranging Pacific natives, and 25 exotics.

The tramp ant Hypoponera punctatissima: New records from the southern hemisphere (Neotropical Entomology)
Hypoponera punctatissima is reported for the first time in South America. Reasons for the ecological success of H. punctatissima are discussed.


Discussion forums

Pacific Ant Group e-mail list (PAG-L@HAWAII.EDU)
The Pacific Ant Group discussion forum facilitates communication toward preventing establishment of Red Imported fire ant and other invasive ants on Pacific islands.


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