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Genus Ponera

Ponera pennsylvanica? - Ponera pennsylvanica - female Wasp - Ponera pennsylvanica - male ant - Ponera pennsylvanica Ant - Ponera pennsylvanica Ponera pennsylvanica worker - Ponera pennsylvanica Ponerini - Ponera pennsylvanica Ant - Ponera pennsylvanica
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 Ponera
Explanation of Names
Greek 'wretched, lowly' (reference to the subterranean lifestyle of the type species, European P. coarctata)