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Species Hypoponera opaciceps

Hypoponera opaciceps - female Hypoponera opaciceps - female Hypoponera sp. - Hypoponera opaciceps Hypoponera sp. - Hypoponera opaciceps Hypoponera opaciceps Hypoponera opaciceps - female Hypoponera opaciceps - female Formicidae - Hypoponera opaciceps
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 Hypoponera
Species opaciceps (Hypoponera opaciceps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypoponera opaciceps (Mayr, 1887), Ponera opaciceps. Redescribed by Smith (1936) and Kempf (1962)
Identification
The largest of our Hypoponera, 3.5-4mm in body length. Has a rather broad head with rounded sides in dorsal view, and the petiole in side view looks blocky, i.e., front and rear faces parallel, vertical.
Range
Neotropic, nearctic and southeast Asia and Polynesia.
Southeastern US.
Habitat
forested habitat where it nests opportunistically and forages in and around rotting logs, soil and leaf litter
Remarks
Probably non-native