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Species: Ponera coarctata   (Latreille, 1802) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica coarctata Latreille, 1802c: 65, pl. 3, fig. 1 (w.q.) LUXEMBOURG. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Foerster, 1850a: 46 (m.).
Combination in Ponera: Latreille, 1804: 178.
Senior synonym of Ponera contracta: Roger, 1863b PDF: 16.
Senior synonym of Ponera atlantis, Ponera lucida and material of the unavailable names Ponera colchica, Ponera taurica referred here: Taylor, 1967a PDF: 21.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Tunisia
    Americas: United States
    Asia: Azerbaijan, Japan, Kazakhstan
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Various habitats but mostly forests


(Dutch vernacular name: zwarte staafmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Ponera coarctata   Emery, C., 1896, Studi sulle formiche della fauna Neotropica., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 28, pp. 33-107: 25, (download) 25 3798
Ponera coarctata   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 32, (download) 32 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 131 times found in Unknown, 16 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 12 times found in Anthropogenic, 4 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 1 times found in Fagus woodland, 2 times found in garden, 2 times found in heathlands, 1 times found in S-slope, deciduous forest, 1 times found in S-slope, deciduous forest edge, 1 times found in Forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times under stone, 1 times under stones, 1 times under stone plate, 1 times top soil layer, 1 times on Horseradish root from Italy, intercepted, 1 times nbp, 1 times leaf litter (-10-0 cm), 1 times gravel.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 33 times Manual catch, 13 times Malaise trap, 12 times Pitfall trap, 11 times search, 3 times hand-searching, 2 times Hand, 1 times pitfall, 1 times sifting of soil samples, 1 times Color trap.

Elevations: collected from 88 - 1750 meters, 562 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Ponera coarctata atlantis: casent0915294; syntype of Ponera coarctata lucida: casent0903905; type of Ponera coarctata: casent0902536

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