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Species: Hypoponera pruinosa   (Emery, 1900) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Ponera pruinosa Emery, 1900b PDF: 319, pl. 8, figs. 13, 14 (w.) NEW GUINEA (Papua New Guinea). Australasia. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-localities: Papua New Guinea: Tamara I. (L. Biró), and Papua New Guinea: Lemien (= nr Aitepe) (L. Biró). Type-depositories: HNHM, MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Hypoponera: Taylor, 1976a: 80
Senior synonym of Hypoponera mocsaryi: Wilson, 1958g PDF: 335; Bolton, 1995b: 216.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Philippines
    Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia, Indomalaya, Oceania

Distribution Notes:

Luzon Island

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in primary rainforest, 3 times found in Rainforest, 1 times found in at farm, 2 times found in disturbed forest, 1 times found in primary raiforest, 1 times found in same as above, but for the next hour, 1 times found in 1° rainforest, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in montane rainforest (second-growth), 1 times found in old growth beginning of zone UP2H; Camponotus maculates-group nest same stick in trail, as T. albipes nest, lots of T. albipes, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times sifted litter, 2 times ex. soil, leaf itter, decaying wood, 2 times ex rotten log, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on swamp taro leaves, 1 times in and under moss on tree, 1 times ex log, 1 times same as above, but for the next hour, 1 times old growth beginning of zone UP2H; Camponotus maculates-group nest same stick in trail, as T. albipes nest, lots of T. albipes, 1 times litter sifting.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 7 times L, 2 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 1 times 6L sifted litter; extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1250 meters, 489 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2010-02-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0186010, casent0186203, casent0186225, casent0186372, casent0186385, casent0186481, casent0186490, casent0187589, casent0187634, casent0187768; syntype of Hypoponera pruinosa: casent0903910; syntype of Ponera mocsaryi: casent0903912, casent0916726; syntype of Ponera pruinosa: casent0916727; type of Ponera pruinosa: focol0993, focol0994, focol0995



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