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Species Pseudoponera stigma - Pan-tropical Panther Ant

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Ponerinae
Tribe Ponerini
Genus Pseudoponera
Species stigma (Pan-tropical Panther Ant)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pachycondyla stigma, Euponera stigma
Explanation of Names
Pseudoponera stigma (Fabricius 1804)
Range
Worldwide in tropical climates. In the US, FL-AL-LA(1); possibly introduced to Florida from the Old World
Habitat
Very wide tolerances. Usually nests in dead wood or under loose bark, occasionally under stones, but may be anywhere from ground level to the canopy.
Food
primarily termites
Remarks
Typically has small, inconspicuous colonies
Internet References
Species pages: antweb(2) | MacGown (2014)(1)