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Species: Hypoponera inexorata   (Wheeler, 1903) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Ponera inexorata Wheeler, 1903c PDF: 94, fig. 2 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Texas). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “numerous”), 2 syntype queens. Type-localities: U.S.A.: Texas, Austin (W.M. Wheeler), Texas, San Angelo (W.M. Wheeler), and Texas, Fort Davis (W.M. Wheeler). Type-depositories: LACM, MCZC. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as inexornata by Menozzi, 1931b PDF: 262.]
Combination in Hypoponera: Taylor, 1968a PDF: 65
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 31 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 3 times found in Black Belt Prairie remnant, 1 times found in rocky chapparal hill, 1 times found in 2nd mesophyl forest, 2 times found in recently burned mature pine forest in soil with Formica pallidefulva colony, 2 times found in Sand Pine Scrub, 1 times found in live oak woodland, 1 times found in Oak-pine-juniper woodland, 1 times found in oak/hickory forest, Black Belt Prairie, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, transitional to hardwood swamp forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times litter, 1 times nest under stone, 2 times ex sifted litter, 2 times under stone, 1 times ex sifted leaf litter, 1 times window trap on dying pinus elliottii, 1 times under stone on rocky, grasy slope in open., 1 times on trail, 1 times extract of rotten pinus clausa.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 30 times general collecting, 6 times Berlese funnel, 2 times Winkler, 1 times direct collection, 1 times malaise trap, 1 times search, 1 times taken on flight.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1676 meters, 865 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1927-02-14 00:00:00.0 and 2019-06-13 00:00:00.0

Type specimens:

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