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Species: Hypoponera indigens   (Forel, 1895) 

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Hypoponera indigens bellicosa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Ponera indigens Forel, 1895d PDF: 246 (w.) [not q., see Wheeler, 1922: 1009] MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Hypoponera: Bolton, 1995b: 214.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Hypoponera indigens bellicosa.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in montane rainforest, 9 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 8 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 7 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in Disturbed montane forest, 3 times found in montane forest, 1 times found in Dry forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 13 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 8 times ex rotten log, 3 times ground forager(s), 3 times under stone, 2 times under moss, above ground, 1 times ex soil, 1 times under moss on live tree, 1 times ground forager(s), ex litter, 1 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times ex dead tree stump, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 10 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 3 times 9 maxi winks, 1 times Malaise trap 4, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, 1 times Malaise trap, 5 traps.

Elevations: collected from 75 - 1423 meters, 804 meters average

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